The first trailer for Dark Waters starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway in the lead has been dropped. Directed by Todd Haynes the film is inspired by a true story. Ruffalo plays a tenacious corporate attorney who stumbles upon a dark secret that connects several unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest corporations. His pursuit of the truth makes him put everything he holds dear-his future, his family and his own life at stake.
Dark Waters is based on the true story of Rob Bilott who fought a legal battle against chemical giant DuPont in West Virginia. The corporation was dumping illegal toxic C8, used in the making of Teflon into the water reservoirs that affected nearly 70,000 local residents with severe ailments and death. The incident occurred in the 1990s and was widely publicized. The company DuPont Chemicals found that its toxic wastes were poisoning the residents of a small town for almost forty years but still continued with its production.
The film also stars Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper and Bill Pullman. Matthew Carnahan and Mario Correa have penned the script. Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon and Ruffalo produced the film. Dark Waters is slated to release on November 22.
Watch the trailer below: