Get ready to see Chris Hemsworth like you have never seen him before in his new action adventure film IN THE HEART OF THE SEA. Oscar winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs the amazing film based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book, “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex“, about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.
The Film Is described as follows:
“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. “In the 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.”
IN THE HEART OF THE SEA stars Chris Hemsworth (“The Avengers,” “Rush”) who has shed his superhero cloak to become the ship’s veteran first mate Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall”) as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light.
The film has as many impressive names in front of the camera as it does behind. IN THE HEART OF THE SEA has Ron Howard directing a screenplay from Charles Leavitt (“Blood Diamond”) and is produced by Joe Roth (“Oz the Great and Powerful”), Paula Weinstein (“Blood Diamond,” “This is Where I Leave You”), Will Ward, Brian Grazer (“J. Edgar”) and Ron Howard.
We have all read or heard the story of Moby-Dick but now it is time to hear the other half of the story, the story of the crew, their survival and their bravery. Opening on March 13, 2015 in theatres and IMAX the film will be rated PG-13, make sure you check out the trailer here and let us know what you think of this legendary tale.