Mark Ruffalo in Official Trailer for Todd Haynes' Thriller 'Dark Waters'
"You knew, still you did nothing!" Focus Features has revealed the first official trailer for Dark Waters, a legal thriller from acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes (I'm Not There, Carol, Wonderstruck). This film was scheduled very late in the year for release in November, and hasn't played at any film festivals yet. It seems to be a very timely, important film about the environment and how it's being destroyed by corporations and it's rigged in their favor. Based on a true story, Dark Waters follows a corporate defense attorney who takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company (DuPont) that exposes a history of pollution. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Bill Pullman, William Jackson Harper, and Mare Winningham. Looks damn good, telling the truth for us to hear.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Todd Haynes' Dark Waters, direct from Focus' YouTube:
Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (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. Dark Waters is directed by American filmmaker Todd Haynes, director of the films Poison, Safe, Velvet Goldmine, Far from Heaven, I'm Not There, Carol, and Wonderstruck previously. The screenplay is written by Mario Correa, based on an article by journalist Nathaniel Rich. This hasn't premiered at any major film festivals yet. Focus Features will debut Haynes' Dark Waters in select theaters starting on November 22nd this fall. Who's interested?
yea, this does look good. the acting all through the trailer is impressive.
dan on Sep 18, 2019
Is Hathaway's little line near the end a spoiler? Oh well.
DAVIDPD on Sep 18, 2019
One of those scary reminders of corporate culture these days ...
shiboleth on Sep 18, 2019
It'll be well made and photographed for sure with Haynes at the helm. He also has the same DP who shot his Carol on 16mm film and it was done beautifully. I thought some of the exteriors in this clip seemed to have that gray/blue look of digital though and that bummed me. Even so, it's a tale that needs to be told, but doubtful it'll have much impact in today's America. It's very hard to construct a good story and film around these kinds of corrupt behaviors by corporate America. It has to be worth seeing though just because of what it is and what it's about. It's got a good cast too so good luck to them. Haynes makes good films, but they are never huge crowd pleasers. I admire that about him.
thespiritbo on Sep 18, 2019
I'm probably going to be super p*ssed off after watching this...
THE_RAW_ on Sep 24, 2019
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