Actress Kate Hudson, famous for her role in “Almost Famous,” for which she was nominated at the Academy Awards and credited with Golden Globe, has joined the cast of Mark Wahlberg’s “Deepwater Horizon.” Kurt Russell, 64, who is a adopted father of Kate Hudson, 36, is also part of the crew of the film. This is the first time father-daughter duo is starring together in a movie.
Kate Hudson will be playing the role of Felicia, wife of Mark Wahlberg’s character Mike Williams. Along with Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez of “Jane The Virgin,” Dylan O’Brien of “The Maze Runner” and John Malkovich are also starring in the movie.
“Deepwater Horizon” is drama story based on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The movie is mostly set according to David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul’s New York Times article ‘Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour.’ It will be covering 48 hours before the spill and the day of oil spill which left 11 dead, 17 injured and oil in the ocean gushing for 87 days.
The actual explosion had 4.9 million barrels dischared which had 210 million gallons of oil which is reported to discharge till this day.
Peter Berg of “Lone Survivor” fame is rumored to be the director for the film. The movie will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and David Womark.
“Deepwater Horizon,” set to release on September 30, 2016, is in its pre-production stage and will have screenplay written by writer Matthew Michael Carnahan of “World War Z,” story writer Matthew Sand of “Ninja Assassin” and Academy Award nominee for Best Original Screenplay in “Margin Call” JC Chandor.
Apart from “Deepwater Horizon,” Kate Hudson is almost finished shooting for the rock comedy, “Rock the Kasbah.”
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