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The First 'Deepwater Horizon' Poster Readies The Horrific BP Oil Spill For The Big Screen

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 22/03/2016 Matthew Jacobs
DEEPWATER HORIZON © Lionsgate DEEPWATER HORIZON

It's been nearly six years since the massive BP oil spill wrecked the Gulf of Mexico, so now it's Hollywood's turn to survey the tragedy. This fall, "Deepwater Horizon" -- a biopic named after the drilling rig that exploded and killed 11 crewmen in April 2010 -- will mark the latest movie from "Friday Night Lights" and "Hancock" director Peter Berg. Based on a New York Times article, the project recounts the event and its aftermath, during which oil continued to spew for three months.

The Huffington Post has the movie's exclusive first poster, which features a striking image of the eruption against the backdrop of a picture-perfect blue sky. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, Kate Hudson and Dylan O'Brien, "Deepwater Horizon" opens in wide release on Sept. 30.

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