Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich have joined the BP Oil Spill project Deepwater Horizon for Summit Entertainment and Participant Media. Hudson will play the wife of the oil rig engineer (Mark Wahlberg). This also marks the first time that Hudson and her adopted dad Russell have starred in a feature together. Hudson’s father is Bill Hudson.
Gina Rodriguez and Dylan O’Brien co-star in the film which is being directed by Wahlberg’s Lone Survivor helmer Peter Berg (who replaced JC Chandor earlier this year). It’s produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and David Womark from a rewrite by Matthew Carnahan. Matthew Sand penned the original.
The story is based on the New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” which highlights the courage of those who worked on the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico when it blew up in April 2010, killing 11 and injuring 16 others. It was one of the biggest man-made disasters in history.
Production on is underway on Deepwater Horizon, which is expected to be released in September 2016.
Hudson is repped by CAA, managed by Rick Nicita and Jason Weinberg and her attorney Marcy Morris.