In the Heart of the Sea (film)

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In the Heart of the Sea
In the Heart of the Sea poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed by Ron Howard
Produced by Brian Grazer
Ron Howard
Will Ward
Joe Roth
Paula Weinstein
Screenplay by Charles Leavitt
Story by Charles Leavitt
Rick Jaffa
Amanda Silver
Based on In the Heart of the Sea 
by Nathaniel Philbrick
Starring Chris Hemsworth
Benjamin Walker
Cillian Murphy
Tom Holland
Ben Whishaw
Brendan Gleeson
Michelle Fairley
Music by Roque Baños
Cinematography Anthony Dod Mantle
Village Roadshow Pictures
Imagine Entertainment
Cott Productions
Enelmar Productions, A.I.E.
Roth Films
Spring Creek Pictures
Kia Jam Productions
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • March 15, 2015 (2015-03-15)
Country United States

In the Heart of the Sea is an upcoming biographical thriller film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Holland. It is based on Nathaniel Philbrick's 2000 book In the Heart of the Sea, about the sinking of the whaleship Essex. The film is scheduled for release on March 15, 2015.[1]


In 1820, the whaleship Essex is crewed by Captain George Pollard, Jr. (Benjamin Walker), first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth), second mate Matthew Joy (Cillian Murphy), and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson (Tom Holland). During their voyage, the ship is struck by a large bull sperm whale, ultimately leaving its crew shipwrecked at sea for 90 days over a thousand miles from home.[2][3] After the attack, the crew sails for South America and is forced to become cannibalistic.[4]




Before Benjamin Walker was set to play the Captain, other actors that were considered included Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston and Henry Cavill.[3] The film was in talks back in 2000 with Barry Levinson directing for The Weinstein Company.[4]


Filming began in September 2013 in London and at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England, U.K.[7][8] It was also shot on location on the island of La Gomera (plus some scenes on Lanzarote) in the Canary Islands, Spain.[9] On November 22, 2013, it was announced that the film would be released on March 15, 2015.[1]

In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Hemsworth revealed that to prepare for the role of starving sailors, the cast were on a diet of 500–600 calories a day to lose weight.[10]

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  1. ^ a b "Ron Howard's 'In The Heart Of The Sea' Set For March 2015 Release". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  2. ^ Marder, Brian (12 June 2012). "'Avengers' Star Chris Hemsworth Books Disaster Tale 'In the Heart of the Sea'". Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (7 May 2013). "Ben Walker in Talks for ‘The Heart of the Sea’ with Chris Hemsworth". Variety. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Jagernauth, Kevin (11 June 2012). "Chris Hemsworth To Topline Maritime Adventure 'In The Heart Of The Sea,' DreamWorks Circling". Indie Wire. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d Browne, Julie (29 October 2013). "Cillian Murphy’s ‘Peaky Blinders’ Renewed for a Second Season". The Irish Film & Television Network. 
  6. ^ Yamato, Jen (15 October 2013). "‘In The Heart Of The Sea’ Adds Charlotte Riley; Cheyenne Jackson To Sing ‘The Song’". Deadline. 
  7. ^ "Ron Howard starts shooting 'Heart of the Sea' in the U.K.". United Press International. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Godfrey, Alex (18 October 2013). "Chris Hemsworth on Rush, Thor and being a God". The Guardian. 
  9. ^ "Production Begins on Ron Howard's Heart of the Sea". 24 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Chris Hemsworth/Jane's Addiction; Episode #11.69". Jimmy Kimmel Live!. 4 November 2013. ABC. "Jimmy: You're on some crazy diet right now I heard because of this movie you're shooting. Chris: ...and we have to get rather skinny, we're on about 500 or 600 calories a day"

Official First Look At The Film Featuring Chris Hemsworth

The Lebanese Cinema Movie Guide First Look

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