In the Heart of the Sea – Featurette – Official Warner Bros. UK


Watch the new featurette for ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ – in UK cinemas December 26th – directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw and Tom Holland.

Oscar winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs the action adventure “In the Heart of the Sea,” starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker and Cillian Murphy, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.

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”) as the vessel’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.

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11 thoughts on “In the Heart of the Sea – Featurette – Official Warner Bros. UK

  1. Wait, did they say one century ago? Wasn’t there rifles back then..? History is definatley my weak point but even in 1880 there were black powder weapons atleast, tell me if i’m wrong. (Yes i know blackpowder was very expensive but they have lots of money as this trailer says)

  2. The cast is British / Irish / Aussie / New Zealanders, & it's filmed in the UK. An AMERICAN STORY. —-well, that's movie-making today, folks . ————————-Wolfsky9

  3. Taking on the biggest sperm whale in history with that centuries' weapons was bad luck. But without the incident no Moby Dick so cloud meets silver lining. Except I guess for the poor real life sailors and the real whale.

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