After playing an Avenger, a Huntsman and a Formula-1 race car driver, it seems Chris Hemsworth has finally met his match. Ron Howard’s 23rd feature film, “In the Heart of the Sea,” based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling maritime novel, “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex,” chronicles the lesser known, yet horrifying true events that unfolded on the ill-fated whaling vessel in the winter of 1820 — 31 years before Herman Melville published his American classic, “Moby Dick.”
The now infamous bull Sperm Whale, which notoriously ravaged the ship with its sheer size and thirst for merciless vengeance, is seen going head to head with Hemsworth and his arsenal of sea men as they battle for their survival, sanity, and dominion over nature on the open seas. Tom Holland of “The Impossible” fame (and future Spider-Man leading man) also lends his hand in taking down the seafaring monster, with Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson and Ben Whishaw in supporting combat roles.
“In the Heart of the Sea” opens in select theaters on December 11th, 2015.
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