'Dark Waters': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about the Mark Ruffalo starrer
Ruffalo's 'Dark Waters' is based on the true story of Bilott, who battled the chemical giant DuPont in West Virginia for illegally dumping toxic C8 (a chemical that is used in the making of Teflon).
Looks like Mark Ruffalo is gearing up for a big win this Oscar season. With the release of the latest trailer of 'Dark Waters', Ruffalo is fighting the good fight for America.
The actor is set to play the role of corporate defense attorney Robert Bilott. The movie is inspired by a true story and an article in the New York Times titled 'The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare'.
Ruffalo's Bilott, after years of defending a chemical firm that intentionally poisoned Americans, files an environmental lawsuit against the chemical company. In the process, he puts at stake everything he has, including his life.
'Dark Waters' will release on November 22, 2019.
The official synopsis of the movie reads: "Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world's largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his own life — to expose the truth."
Mark Ruffalo as Robert Bilott
According to reports, Ruffalo plays "a tenacious corporate attorney who uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family (Anne Hathaway plays his wife), and his own life – to expose the truth."
As an actor, Ruffalo requires no introduction. The actor is best known for his role of Bruce Banner/ Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films 'The Avengers', 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Thor: Ragnarok', 'Avengers: Infinity War', and 'Avengers: Endgame'.
The actor won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in a TV Movie for his portrayal of a gay writer in 'The Normal Heart'. He gained nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role of a sperm donor in 'The Kids Are All Right', Dave Schultz in the biopic 'Foxcatcher', and Michael Rezendes in 'Spotlight'.
Anne Hathaway as Sarah Bilott
Hathaway plays the role of Ruffalo's onscreen wife Sarah Bilott. The actress is perhaps recalled for her breakthrough role of Mia Thermopolis in 'The Princess Diaries'.
The award-winning actress, for her role of Fantine in 'Les Misérables', won her the Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, BAFTA Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Directed by Todd Haynes
Indie director, producer and screenwriter Haynes gained public attention with short film 'Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story'. After raising a wave of controversy, the movie went on to become a cult classic. With 'Far from Heaven', Haynes gained critical and mainstream success.
Ruffalo's 'Dark Waters' is based on the true story of Bilott, who battled the chemical giant DuPont in West Virginia for illegally dumping toxic C8 (a chemical that is used in the making of Teflon). The chemical was shockingly found in drinking water affecting 70,000 local residents.
In the trailer for the movie, Ruffalo is seen saying, "They have all the money, all the firepower and they’ll use it. I know, I was one of them." If we're to judge solely by the trailer, Ruffalo's performance could win him an Oscar.
Where to watch
'Dark Waters' is scheduled to be released on November 22, 2019.
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