In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)

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In 1820, crewmen aboard the New England vessel Essex face a harrowing battle for survival when a whale of mammoth size and strength attacks with force, crippling their ship and leaving them adrift in the ocean. Pushed to their limits and facing storms, starvation, panic and despair, the survivors must resort to the unthinkable to stay alive. Their incredible tale ultimately inspires author Herman Melville to write "Moby-Dick".
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Cast: Ben Whishaw, Charlotte Riley, Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy

Crew: Ron Howard (Director), Anthony Dod Mantle (Director of Photography), Roque Baños (Music Director)

Rating: PG13 (Singapore)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, Biography

Release Dates: 04 Dec 2015 (India), 03 Dec 2015 (Singapore)

Tagline: Based on the incredible true story that inspired Moby-Dick

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Did you know? This is the second time Brendan Gleeson and Charlotte Riley have been in the same movie. The first was Edge of Tomorrow (2014). Read More
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as Herman Melville
as Peggy
as Owen Chase
as Matthew Joy
as Customs Officer
as John Sanborn
as George Pollard
as Old Thomas Nickerson
as Quaker
as Phoebe Chase
as Midas Crew
as Cherubic shareholder
as Nantucket Townswoman
as Sailor
as Nantucket Passenger
as Sailor
as Nantucket Fish Market Villager
as Paul Macy
as Spanish Sailor
as Barzallai Ray
as Owen Coffin
as Joseph Nye
as Rescue Ship First Mate
as Nantucket Townswoman
as Wharf Rat
as Isaac Cole
as Wealthy Nantucket Merchant
as Nantucket Townswoman
as Spanish Captain
as Benjamin Lawrence
as William Wright
as Nantucket child
as Benjamin Gardner
as Chandler
as Mrs Nickerson
as Isaiah Sheppard
as Seth Weeks
as Richard Peterson
as Thomas Chappel
as Whaler
Supporting Actor
as Sarah Chappel
as Quaker
as Artisan 1850
as Young Thomas Nickerson


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Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital
Canon EOS-C300, Canon EOS-C500, ARRI ALEXA XT
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24 fps
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1.85:1 (Flat)
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Based on the incredible true story that inspired Moby-Dick
Experience the true encounter that inspired the myth Moby Dick.
Ron Howard's first film project with Warner Bros. Pictures.

Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson also appeared in Sweety Barrett (1998), 28 Days Later... (2002), Cold Mountain (2003) and Breakfast on Pluto (2005).

The Essex crew attempts to reach Mas a Tierra island, in the Juan Fernandez Archipelago. Over 100 years earlier, Scotsman Alexander Selkirk had his own ordeal stranded on that island. His story was the basis for Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe".

According to Chris Hemsworth, to prepare for the role of starving sailors, the cast were on a diet of 500-600 calories a day to lose weight.

This is the sixth film directed by Ron Howard based on a true story. The others were "Apollo 13", "A Beautiful Mind", "Cinderella Man", "Frost/Nixon" and "Rush".

Before Benjamin Walker was set to play the Captain, other actors that were considered included Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, and Henry Cavill.

Stars two Marvel Cinematic Universe actors: Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Tom Holland (Spider-Man).

In 2000, Barry Levinson was set to direct a film adaptation of the book distributed by Miramax.

Reunites 'Game of Thrones' Actors Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Joseph Mawle (Benjen Stark) and Donald Sumpter (Maester Luwin) in which Mawle plays the brother-in-law to Fairley and Sumpter acts as the adviser to Fairley. All three characters have interacted with each other in the show.

Herman Melville never actually sailed aboard the Essex. He did however sail on a whaling ship called the Acushnet.

Based on the true story of the Essex, a whaling ship that was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in the southern Pacific Ocean in 1820. The incident inspired Herman Melville's "Moby Dick".

The movie was originally scheduled for release in March 2015. It was moved to a December 2015 release as an Oscar contender.

Reunites cast members Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson and Charlotte Riley, who all appeared in 'Peaky Blinders' (2013).

Part of this movie was shot in the Canary Islands. Moby Dick, directed by John Huston, was also shot in the Canaries

This marks the second collaboration between director Ron Howard and actor Chris Hemsworth. Their first collaboration was Rush from 2013.

Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Riley, & Paul Anderson also starred alongside each other in the British action-drama series Peaky Blinders.

Michelle Farley, Joseph Mawle, and Donald Sumpter all appeared in Game of Thrones TV series as Lady Catelyn Stark, Benjen Stark and Maester Luwin.

This is the second time Brendan Gleeson and Charlotte Riley have been in the same movie. The first was Edge of Tomorrow (2014).

Michelle Fairley, Joseph Mawle, Donald Sumpter, and Jamie Sives all appeared in the TV show Game of Thrones as Catelyn Stark, Benjen Stark, Maester Luwin, and Jory Cassel.