Just a few years ago, Americans were stunned at the amount of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico by the British Petroleum-leased oil rig Deepwater Horizon. On April 20, 2010, a blowout during the drilling of an exploratory well caused an explosion visible from 40 miles away that killed 11 of its crew.
Over nearly three months, the spill from the Deepwater Horizon dumped 210 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Now a film about the disaster, "Deepwater Horizon," is set to hit theaters Sept. 30.
We Are The Mighty met up with the cast – and the real Mike Williams – at the film's premiere in New Orleans and talked with them about the film and the motivations behind it.
Mark Wahlberg – "Mike Williams"
Peter Berg – Director
Kurt Russell – "Jimmy Harrell"
Kate Hudson – "Felicia Williams"
Gina Rodriguez - "Andrea Fleytas"
Mike Williams – Deepwater Horizon survivor