Oscar winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs the action adventure “In the Heart of the Sea,” based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.

Experience the true encounter that inspired the myth Moby Dick.

In the Heart of the Sea movie poster
Release date
December 03 2015
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. Heart of the Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

Ben Whishaw ... Herman Melville

Brendan Gleeson ... Old Thomas Nickerson

Chris Hemsworth ... Owen Chase

Jordi Mollà ... Spanish Captain

Michelle Fairley ... Mrs Nickerson

Tom Holland ... Young Thomas Nickerson

Cillian Murphy ... Matthew Joy

Benjamin Walker ... George Pollard

See the inspirational event come to life

In the Heart of the Sea classification
WB ent group
ROTH Films
Watertower Music Logo
Village Roadshow Pictures

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