Oscar champion Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs the action adventure “In the Heart of the Sea,” based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s popular book concerning the dramatic true journey of the Essex.
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was mugged by one thing nobody might believe: a whale of mammoth size and can, associated a nearly human sense of retribution. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Woody Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. However, that told solely half the story.
“In the heart of the Sea” tells the encounter’s painful aftermath, because the ship’s living crew is pushed to their limits and compelled to try to the out of the question to remain alive. Endeavor storms, starvation, panic and despair, the boys can decision into question their deepest beliefs, from the worth of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain oceanrches for direction on the open sea and his mate still seeks to bring the good whale down.
“In the Heart of the Sea” stars Chris Hemsworth (“The Avengers,” “Rush” movies fame) as the bowl’s veteran first mate Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” movies fame) as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight Rises” movie fame) as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall” movie fame) as author Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light.
Tom Holland (“The Impossible”) also stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson and Brendan Gleeson (“Edge of Tomorrow”) such as the same man, thirty years later. Spanish actor Jordi Mollà (“Riddick”) is that the captain of another ship, the mathematician, WHO tries to warn the Essex of what could lie ahead.
Howard directed from a movie screenplay by Charles Leavitt (“Blood Diamond” movie fame), story by Charles Leavitt and Rick Yafo & Amanda Silver (“Rise of the earth of the Apes” fame), supported the book within the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick, winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Nonfiction.
The film is made by Joe Roth (“Oz the Great and Powerful”), Paula Weinstein (“Blood Diamond,” “This is Where I Leave You”), Will Ward, Brian Grazer (“J. Edgar”) and Ron Howard. Serving as executive makers are Bruce Berman, Sarah Bradshaw, Palak Patel, Erica Huggins and David Bergstein, with William M. Connor as co-producer.
The behind-the-scenes inventive team includes Oscar-winning Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “Rush” movie fame); production designer Mark Tildesley (“The Fifth Estate”); Oscar-winning editors Michael Hill (“Apollo 13,” “Rush”) and Dan Hanley (“Apollo 13”); costume designer Julian Day (“Rush”) and composer Roque Baños (“Evil Dead”).
“In the Heart of the Sea” is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a COTT Productions-Enelmar Productions, A.I.E. co-production, a Roth Films/Spring Creek/Imagine Entertainment Production, in Association with Kia Jam.
The movie opening on March 13, 2015 in theatres and IMAX, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.