Monday, 25 May 2015

Kate Hudson set for Deepwater Horizon

The cast list for Peter Berg's (Lone Survivor) based on reality drama Deepwater Horizon continues to grow. News arrive via The Wrap that Kate Hudson (Almost Famous) is the latest new recruit for the film.

Deepwater Horizon, which also features Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor), Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), Kurt Russell (Death Proof) and John Malkovich (Burn After Reading), charts the events on the BP oil rig in the 48 hours leading up to the 2010 disaster and the day itself. The behind the scenes tale will highlight stories of real life heroism around the incident, which were not made public at the time but appeared in the script's source material, a New York Times article entitled Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour. The newspaper's piece chronicled how 11 people were killed and 16 injured when the rig blew, and gushed oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Hudson has made a deal to play Felicia Williams, wife of rig engineer Mike (Wahlberg).

Matthew Michael Carnahan (Joe's Brother) has adapted the script for the film, which J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year) had originally signed to direct, but dropped out to be replaced by Berg. He should have the cameras rolling this summer ready for a 30 September 2016 release in the States.

Hudson, last seen in Wish I Was Here (2014), will next show up in Henrik Ruben Genz's (Terribly Happy) Good People, due 21 August. She is also part of the cast for music comedy Rock The Kasbah.

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