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In the Heart of the Sea Details


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 Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “In the 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.

  • Release date:December 11, 2015


Chris Hemsworth
as Owen Chase
Benjamin Walker
as Captain George Pollard
Cillian Murphy
as Second Mate Matthew Joy
Ben Whishaw
as Novelist Herman Melville
Tom Holland
as Tom Nickerson
Brendan Gleeson
as Tom Nickerson (Age 30 Years)
Jordi Mollà
as Captain of Ship Archimedes
Michelle Fairley
as Mrs. Nickerson
Frank Dillane
as Henry Coffin
Joseph Mawle
as Benjamin Lawrence
Edward Ashley
as Barzillai Ray
Gary Beadle
as William Bond
Jamie Sives
as Cole
Charlotte Riley
as Peggy Chase
Nicholas Jones
as Pollard Senior
Donald Sumpter
as Paul Mason
Richard Bremmer
as Benjamin Fuller
Andy Wareham
as John Sanborn
Mark Southworth
as Francis Easton


Ron Howard
Ron Howard
William Ward
Joe Roth
Brian Grazer
Paula Weinstein
Rick Jaffa
Screen Story
Peter Morgan
Charles Leavitt
Charles Leavitt
Screen Story
Amanda Silver
Screen Story
Nathaniel Philbrick
Book Author
Anthony Dod Mantle
Roque Banos
Composer (Music Score)
Dan Hanley
Michael Hill
Mark Tildesley
Production Designer
Christian Huband
Supervising Art Director
Dean Clegg
Art Director
Nick Gottschalk
Art Director
Neal Callow
Art Director
Niall Moroney
Supervising Art Director
William M. Connor
David Bergstein
Executive Producer
Sarah Bradshaw
Executive Producer
Palak Patel
Executive Producer
Erica Huggins
Executive Producer
Bruce Berman
Executive Producer
Julian Day
Costume Designer
Dominic Capon
Set Decorator
William M. Connor
First Assistant Director
Nina Gold
Nicola Hoyle
CG Supervisor
Tom Rye
Second Assistant Director
Eunice Huthart
Stunts Coordinator
Chris Munro
Production Sound Mixer
Stefan Busch
Sound Effects Editor
Sean Stranks
Visual Effects Supervisor
Frank Kruse
Supervising Sound Editor
Mark Holt
Special Effects Supervisor
Rodeo FX
Visual Effects
Sarah Bradshaw
Unit Production Manager
Chris Burdon
Re-Recording Mixer
Barry O'Sullivan
Production Sound Mixer
Jody Johnson
Visual Effects Supervisor
Gilbert Lake
Re-Recording Mixer
Emma Zee
Post Production Supervisor
Donald Sabourin
Production Supervisor
Fae Hammond
Makeup Designer
Fae Hammond
Hair Designer