Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez is in talks to star opposite actor Mark Wahlberg in disaster drama film “Deepwater Horizon”.
The story of the film focuses on the 2010 explosion on the BP rig that resulted in the biggest oil spill in US history, reports variety.com.
Lionsgate, Participant Media and Lorenzo di Bonaventura acquired feature rights in 2011 to the New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour”, written by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul.
The 2010 explosion of Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 men working on the platform and injured 17 others. The subsequent gusher wasn’t capped for three months.
Wahlberg will portray an electrician on the oil rig, while Rodriguez is in talks to play Andrea Fleytas, the 23-year-old who was monitoring the oil rig’s safety systems in the moments before the explosion. She testified later that she did not immediately sound an alarm because she had not been training to deal with multiple warnings.
Directed by Peter Berg, “Deepwater Horizon.” is expected to release on September 30, 2016.