We hadn’t heard from Ron Howard for a couple of years, since the premiere of his double Oscar nomination ‘Hillbilly, a rural elegy’, but today it’s time to celebrate the return of one of the great craftsmen of Hollywood with the trailer for his new film, which will premiere on Amazon Prime Video under the title of ‘thirteen lives’.
Real facts and luxury casts
The film takes as its starting point the mediatic rescue operation that was organized in the cave of Tham Luang of Thailand to save a group of twelve children trapped after a storm unexpectedly raised the water levels, and finds its great claim, in addition to the name of its maximum responsible, in a stellar cast.
At Howard’s command we find an assortment of names of the highest level, among which are Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton, Tom Bateman or Paul Gleeson; who will play the roles written by screenwriter William Nicholson, nominated for an Oscar for his scripts for ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Twilight Lands’.
The film, produced by MGM, It will be released on Amazon’s streaming platform on August 5 and, to whet your appetite, in addition to the preview, you can read its official synopsis and take a look at its poster. You can do it below.
“The film, based on true events, tells the story of the international effort to rescue a Thai soccer team that was trapped in Tham Luang Cave during an unexpected storm. The most skilled and experienced team of divers in the world With a unique ability to navigate the cave’s labyrinth of narrow and flooded tunnels, he faced numerous almost insurmountable difficulties, joining the Thai police and military forces and more than 10,000 volunteers to achieve the harrowing rescue of the twelve athletes and their coach. With the stakes high and the entire world watching, the rescuers embarked on their most challenging dive to date while proving that the human spirit of survival knows no bounds.”