Dalla storia vera da cui Herman Melville ha preso spunto per il capolavoro Moby Dick, Ron Howard ha tratto In the heart of the sea, con Chris Hemsworth.
Il film debutterà all’AFI Fest a novembre.
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.
Nel cast ci saranno anche Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson e Ben Whishaw nei panni proprio di Melville.
La sceneggiatura è di Charles Leavitt (Verso il sole, Blood Diamond), da una storia scritta con il duo Silver-Jaffa (L’alba del pianeta delle scimmie, Apes Revolution, Jurassic World, Avatar 3)
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