‘Deepwater Horizon’ Pushes for Academy Nod

Add “Deepwater Horizon” to the list of 2016 films based on true events.

Mark Wahlberg is teaming up with “Lone Survivor” director Peter Berg again to star in this action-packed story chronicling the devastating aftermath of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Remembered as the worst spill in U.S. history, the incident involved a BP-operated rig exploding and sinking near the Mississippi River Delta before it unloaded millions of gallons of crude oil into the water for over a month.

Starring alongside Wahlberg’s oil rig worker Mike Williams are Kate Hudson as his wife, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, and Gina Rodriguez.

“Deepwater Horizon” will have a nationwide theatrical release on Sept. 30.

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