Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Deepwater Horizon’ Casts a Golden Globe Winner

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

Fresh of her Golden Globe win for best actress on the CW’s Jane The Virgin, Gina Rodriguez has just signed on to the true life disaster film Deepwater Horizon, according to The Wrap.

Rodriguez will join the already cast Mark Wahlberg.

Deepwater Horizon is the story of the 2010 explosion on a BP oil rig that resulted in the largest oil spill in U.S. history. The explosion subsequently killed 11 people working on the platform and injured another 17. The spill went on gushing for three months before it was finally capped.

Wahlberg will portray an electrician on the oil rig, while Rodriguez is in talks to play Andrea Fleytas, the person who was monitoring the oil rig’s safety systems moments before the explosion.

Peter Berg has been set to direct from a script by Matthew Michael Carnahan.

The film is set to release on September 30, 2016 at the beginning of awards season.

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