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
Chris Hemsworth
Benjamin Walker
Cillian Murphy
Tom Holland
Ben Whishaw
Brendan Gleeson
Edited By
Daniel P. Hanley
Mike Hill
Anthony Dod Mantle
Musical Score
Roque Baños
Village Roadshow Pictures
Roth Films
Distributed By
Warner Bros. Pictures
United States
Release Date
December 11, 2015
122 minutes
Rating PG-13.gif
$100 million
$93.9 million

In the Heart of the Sea (2015) is an American epic historical adventure thriller drama based on the 2000 novel of the same name by Nathaniel Philbrick. Directed by Ron Howard, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson. In The Heart of the Sea is currently scheduled for release in North America on December 11, 2015.

Plot[edit | edit source]

In 1820, the whaling ship Essex is crewed by the Captain George Pollard, Jr., first officer Owen Chase, second officer Matthew Joy, and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson. During their voyage, the ship is sunk when it is rammed and split in half by a very large and enraged bull sperm whale, ultimately leaving its crew shipwrecked at sea for 90 days and more than a thousand miles from land. After the attack, the crew sails for South America and is forced to resort to cannibalism.

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Chris Hemsworth as Owen Chase
  • Benjamin Walker as Captain George Pollard, Jr.
  • Cillian Murphy as Matthew Joy
  • Tom Holland as young Thomas Nickerson
  • Brendan Gleeson as old Thomas Nickerson
  • Ben Whishaw as Herman Melville
  • Michelle Fairley as Mrs. Nickerson
  • Gary Beadle as William Bond
  • Frank Dillane as Owen Coffin
  • Charlotte Riley as Peggy
  • Donald Sumpter as Paul Macy
  • Brooke Dimmock as Phoebe Chase
  • Jamie Sives as Isaac

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