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First Look at Mark Wahlberg in Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon

20 May 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography has begun on director Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The film stars Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor, The Fighter) alongside Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell (Furious Seven and the forthcoming The Hateful Eight), Academy Award nominee John Malkovich (Red, Burn After Reading), Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner), Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, Nine).

Deepwater Horizon is based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.

Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, The Kingdom) is directing the screenplay written by Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom »

- Michelle McCue

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First Look at Mark Wahlberg in 'Deepwater Horizon'

18 May 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Lionsgate sent out a press release announcing the start of production on Deepwater Horizon, which reteams Mark Wahlberg with his Lone Survivor director Peter Berg, though the film was originally intended to be directed by J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year) who dropped out over "creative differences". Berg, I guess, seems a natural replacement considering the script was written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, who penned Berg's 200 feature The Kingdom. The film is based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history. Along with Wahlberg, the film co-stars Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien, Gina Rodriguez and Kate Hudson Production is taking place in New Orleans, »

- Brad Brevet

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John Malkovich Boards Deepwater Horizon

21 April 2015 5:10 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Peter Berg's disaster drama Deepwater Horizon already has Mark Wahlberg at the top of the cast, backed up by Kurt Russell, Dylan O'Brien and Gina Rodriguez. But still they arrive, and the latest actor to sign up for a trip to the belaugered rig is John Malkovich.The film charts the events on the Bp oil rig in the 48 hours leading up to the 2010 disaster and the day itself. The behind-the-scenes tale will highlight stories of real-life heroism around the incident, which were not made public at the time but appeared in the script’s source material, a New York Times article entitled 'Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour'. The paper’s piece chronicled how 11 people were killed and 16 injured when the rig blew, and gushed oil into the Gulf of Mexico.The screenplay is by Matthew Michael Carnahan (Joe's brother), who also wrote Berg's 2007 Saudi actioner The Kingdom. »

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Dylan O’Brien In Talks For Deepwater Horizon; Kurt Russell Also On Board

10 April 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Update: Variety reports that Kurt Russell, hot off a supporting turn in Furious 7, is also circling a role.

Original: Summit’s Deepwater Horizon, about the 2010 Bp oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that took the lives of 11 people and spilled oil into the ocean for a horrific 87 days, got a whole lot less interesting when A Most Violent Year director J.C. Chandor exited and was replaced by Battleship helmer Peter Berg, but the talent that’s being assembled in front of the camera for the pic is undeniably exciting. Mark Wahlberg and Jane the Virgin breakout Gina Rodriguez are already attached, and now The Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien is in talks for a major role.

O’Brien, who first hit it big with the teen crowd back in 2011 with the hit MTV series Teen Wolf (now gearing up for its fifth season), has been a star »

- Isaac Feldberg

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This week in TV news: The Academy hands down rulings on hourlong comedies

21 March 2015 11:21 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Following a ruling last month that the Television Academy would only consider half hour shows eligible for the comedy category at the Emmys, a panel of nine analysts have now begun handing down the rulings for exemptions in the selection process. The panel, which was set up to determine the category assignment of hour-long shows that appealed their placement in drama, has now ruled, as per Variety, that the Fox show Glee, the Showtime series Shameless, and the CW series Jane The Virgin can compete as comedies at the upcoming primetime Emmys. The decision will apply to all categories, from Acting to Directing, and so on.

One show that notably wasn’t granted a waiver, however, is the Netflix serial Orange Is The New Black. The series, which revolves around the inhabitants of a women’s prison, was categorised as a comedy at last year’s Primetime Emmys, where it picked up three wins. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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'Deepwater Horizon' Adds 'Jane the Virgin' Star

18 March 2015 5:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez is in talks to star alongside Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon for Lionsgate. If a deal is finalized, The Wrap reveals she will play the female lead, Andrea Fleytas. The project is based on the true story of the 2010 Bp oil rig explosion that killed 11 crew members and resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Mark Wahlberg is starring as Mike Williams, an electrician on the oil rig. Gina Rodriguez's Andrea Fleytas was overseeing the oil rig's navigation machinery when she noticed that no one had issued a distress signal. After she tried to contact the Coast Guard, she was reprimanded for her actions. Gina Rodriguez beat out Kristen Stewart for the coveted role.

Peter Berg is directing from a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, who previously worked with the director on The Kingdom. It isn't known when production may begin, »

- MovieWeb

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Peter Berg To Helm "Deepwater Horizon"

30 January 2015 8:21 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Peter Berg will reportedly replace Jc Chandor as director of the "Deepwater Horizon" movie at Summit Entertainment. The project re-teams Berg with his "Lone Survivor" star Mark Wahlberg and "The Kingdom" scribe Matthew Michael Carnahan.

The true-story account deals with the devastating 2010 Bp oil spill and the men on the rig. Wahlberg plays the No. 2 manager on the doomed platform in a story about what happened behind the scenes in the 48 hours leading up to and the day of the disaster.

Berg is expected to be locked down shortly as the project has every intent of starting principal photography in April in order to meet the current September 2016 release date.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Director Peter Berg Takes Over 'Deepwater Horizon'

30 January 2015 4:52 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) is in talks to replace J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year) at the helm of Lionsgate's Deepwater Horizon. J.C. Chandor had been attached to the project for some time now, but he backed away from the adaptation due to creative differences. If Peter Berg's deal is finalized, Deepwater Horizon will reunite him with his Lone Survivor star Mark Wahlberg.

The Wrap reports that Liam Neeson, who starred in Peter Berg's Battleship, and Michael Keaton are being sought to co-star in Deepwater Horizon, although no deals are currently in place and it isn't known what characters they may portray. The project is based on a December 2010 New York Times article entitled Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul, which chronicles the events leading up to the 2010 explosion on the Bp oil rig dubbed Deepwater Horizon.

Mark Wahlberg is playing Mike Williams, »

- MovieWeb

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Peter Berg Replacing J.C. Chandor on Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Deepwater Horizon’

30 January 2015 12:17 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Peter Berg is in final negotiations to replace J.C. Chandor as the director of “Deepwater Horizon,” which will star Mark Wahlberg, TheWrap has learned.

While there are no deals in place, Berg’s “Battleship” star Liam Neeson and Oscar frontrunner Michael Keaton are being sought to co-star in the picture, which Chandor left due to creative differences.

Also Read: Taylor Kitsch Battles Futuristic War in ‘Call of Duty’ Trailer Directed by Peter Berg (Video)

Lionsgate and Participant Media are teaming with Lorenzo di Bonaventura on the project, which is scheduled for for release on Sept. 30, 2016.

Deepwater Horizon” chronicles the 2010 Bp oil spill. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Matthew McConaughey Boards ‘Born to Run’

28 January 2015 2:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in the adaptation of Christopher McDougall’s “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.”

Matthew Michael Carnahan is penning the script, with Mickey Liddell, Deb Newmyer and Lorenzo di Bonaventura producing.

The story follows a journalist and often-injured runner who headed for Mexico’s Copper Canyons to find out how the Tarahumara Indians honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury.

The film is currently without distribution.

McConaughey is continuing to find projects that sway more toward the serious dramas like “Mud” and “Dallas Buyers Club” that have helped revitalized his career in recent years as opposed to the romantic comedies that helped him make a name for himself early on in his career.

He was most recently seen in “Interstellar” and can be seen next in Gus Van Sant’s “Sea of Trees. »

- Justin Kroll

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