[Movies] Ron Howard's Heart of the Sea Begins Shooting
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.25.2013
Starring Chris Hemsworth...
IGN reports that principal photography has started on director Ron Howard's Heart of the Sea in the UK.
The film is based on Nathaniel Philbrick's best-selling novel. It stars Chris Hemsworth as the ship's first mate Owen Chase, Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) as Captain George Pollard; Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins) as second mate Matthew Joy, and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) as novelist Herman Melville. Melville researched the event 30 years later to tell the story. The film also features Tom Holland (The Impossible), Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and Jordi Molla.
Here's a synopsis: Set in 1820, Heart of the Sea tells the harrowing true story of the Essex and the cunning, gargantuan whale that attacked it. This event would later inspire Melville's Moby Dick, but the film plans to delve deeper into the aftermath of the incident, depicting the crew's survival against storms, starvation and despair.
The film was written Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) with Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond), based on Philbrick's book In the Heart of the Sea.