Oscar winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs the epic action adventure IN THE HEART OF THE SEA and 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.
Starring Chris Hemsworth (“The Avengers,” “Rush”) , Benjamin Walker (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) , Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) and Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall”) IN THE HEART OF THE SEA is based on the book “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel Philbrick, winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Nonfiction. It is the true story that inspired the tale of “Moby-Dick” and it is wonderful seeing Hemsworth in this new and challenging role. Check out this new trailer and let us know if you are excited for IN THE HEART OF THE SEA.