Dopo il fortunato Rush, Ron Howard torna a lavorare con Chris Hemsworth nel nuovo In the heart of the sea, tratto dal romanzo di Nathaniel Philbrick sulla caccia alle balene nell’Essex.
Le origini del capolavoro di Melville, Moby Dick, non sono estranee al film di Howard…
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.
Ben Whishaw sarà Herman Melville, accanto a lui Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy ed ancora Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson, Michelle Fairley, Charlotte Riley e lo spagnolo Jordi Mollà.
Il film distribuito dalla Warner, uscirà nelle sale il prossimo 15 marzo.