Dark Waters is a 2019 American legal thriller film directed by Todd Haynes.
Starring Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, Bill Pullman, William Jackson Harper, Louisa Krause, Kevin Crowley and others.
Focus Features on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 released the trailer:
DARK WATERS | Official Trailer | In Theaters November 22.
Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) is a corporate defense lawyer from Cincinnati, Ohio working for law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister. Farmer Wilbur Tennant (Bill Camp), who knows Robert's grandmother, asks Robert to investigate a number of unexplained deaths in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Tennant connects the deaths to the chemical manufacturing corporation DuPont, and gives Robert a large case of videotapes.
Robert visits the Tennants' farm, where he learns that 190 cattle have died with unusual medical conditions such as bloated organs, blackened teeth, and tumors. DuPont attorney Phil Donnelly (Victor Garber) tells him he is not aware of the case but will help out in any way he can. Robert files a small suit so he can gain information through legal discovery of the chemicals dumped on the site. When he finds nothing useful in the EPA report, he realizes the chemicals might not be regulated by the EPA.
Robert confronts Phil at an industry event, leading to an angry exchange. DuPont sends Robert hundreds of boxes, hoping to bury the evidence. Robert finds numerous references to PFOA, a chemical with no references in any medical textbook. In the middle of the night, Robert's pregnant wife Sarah (Anne Hathaway) finds him tearing the carpet off the floors and going through their pans. He has discovered that PFOA is perfluorooctanoic acid, used to manufacture Teflon and used in American homes for nonstick pans. DuPont has been running tests of the effect of PFOA for decades, finding that it causes cancer and birth defects, but did not make the findings public. They dumped hundreds of gallons of toxic sludge upriver from Tennant's farm. PFOA and similar compounds are forever chemicals, chemicals that do not leave the blood stream and slowly accumulate.
Here is the full cast and characters of Dark Waters.
The film Dark Waters was scheduled to be released on November 22, 2019 (United States), on December 6, 2019 (United States), on February 7, 2020 (Turkey), on February 26, 2020 (France), on February 27, 2020 (Hungary) and on February 28, 2020 (United Kingdom) by Focus Features, Vertigo Média Kft., Aurum Films, BF Distribution, Blitz, Eagle Pictures, Entertainment One, Le Pacte, Nordisk Film, Paradise, Paris Filmes, Pris Audiovisuais, Rafaella Films International, Shaw Organisation, Spentzos Films, Starway Film Distribution, Tobis, Universal Pictures International (UPI), WW Entertainment and Ascot Elite Entertainment Group.
The duration of the film is 126 minutes. With a budget of $20 million, the film grossed over $21 million.
The film Dark Waters is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Dark Waters filming. Principal photography began on January 14, 2019, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dark Waters got high rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about Dark Waters you can get at:
Official website: focusfeatures.com/dark-waters
IMDB: Dark Waters
Wikipedia: Dark Waters (2019 film)