Ron Howard’s IN THE HEART OF THE SEA has Its First Trailer

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Warner Bros. has debuted the trailer for Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea, the big screen adaptation of the Nathaniel Philbrick book about the real-life story that inspired “Moby Dick.”

The ocean-faring adventure stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, George Pollard, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson, Jordi Molla and Ben Whishaw as novelist Herman Melville.

Hemsworth, Walker and Murphy star as crew members aboard the whaleship Essex, as well as Holland who stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Gleeson as the same man, 30 years later. Spanish actor Molla (Riddick) plays captain of another ship, the Archimedes, who tries to warn the Essex of what may lie ahead.

In the Heart of the Sea, on which Hemsworth reunited with his Rush director, opens in theaters on March 13, 2015.

Hit the jump to watch the full teaser trailer below.

It is shot and color graded like a nineteenth century painting. Definitely gotta take my dad to see this.

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. “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.