BP oil spill disaster to be subject of film drama

The story will follow the final hours of the Deepwater Horizon rig

Last year’s BP oil spill is to be the subject of a new film drama.

The film will portray the story of the workers on board the Deepwater Horizon rig in the lead-up to April’s environmental disaster on the Gulf Of Mexico.

Summit Entertainment has picked up the rights to a New York Times article headlined ‘Deepwater’s Final Hours’ for the movie, reports The Guardian.

Producer Erik Feig said: “This film will portray the great heroism that took place last year on the Deepwater Horizon rig and how colleagues so courageously came to each other’s aid.”

He added: “This piece in the New York Times evoked the raw emotion these brave men experienced and endured throughout the tragedy that took place in April of last year, and we hope to evoke the same emotions for our audience with this movie.”

Eleven people were killed and another 17 injured when methane gas from a well shot up out of the drill column and caught fire, leading to the oil spill.

Read the article the film will be based on at Newyorktimes.com.