Celebrity Style News : Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Deepwater Horizon’ hits TIFF
Mark Wahlberg suits up on the red carpet at the Deepwater Horizon premiere held during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday (September 13) at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada.
Mark Wahlberg, star of the film Deepwater Horizon, says it is a tribute to the people who lost their lives in the 2010 disaster.
The explosion on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico led to one of the world’s worst environmental catastrophes.
At the film’s world premiere in Toronto, Wahlberg was joined by Mike Williams, the rig worker he plays on screen.
The cast includes Kurt Russell as Deepwater Horizon rig manager Jimmy Harrell, Gina Rodriguez as rig worker Andrea Fleytas and John Malkovich as a BP executive.
The Deepwater Horizon rig, owned by Swiss company Transocean and leased by BP, was drilling a deep well about 40 miles (65 km) off the Louisiana coast when it suffered the deadly blowout on 20 April 2010. Eleven people were killed.
The rig itself sank while millions of barrels of crude oil gushed into the ocean. It took 85 days to stop the leak permanently.
Mark Wahlberg speaks onstage at In Conversation With… Mark Wahlberg during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 13, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.