Deepwater Horizon Movie is a 2016 American biographical disaster film based on the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The film was directed by Peter Berg and stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O'Brien, and Kate Hudson. It is adapted from "Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours", a December 25, 2010 article in The New York Times written by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul.
The film follows the events of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which occurred on April 20, 2010, killing 11 people and causing the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history. The film is told from the perspective of Mike Williams (Wahlberg), a rig supervisor who was working on the Deepwater Horizon on the day of the explosion.
Deepwater Horizon was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $119 million worldwide against a budget of $110 million. The film was praised for its realistic depiction of the disaster, its performances, and its direction. It was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects, and it won the BAFTA Award for Best Sound.
The film is a powerful and moving depiction of a tragedy that had a devastating impact on the Gulf Coast region. It is a reminder of the dangers of offshore drilling and the importance of safety in the workplace.