'Deepwater Horizon' film stirs emotion in victims' families
BATON ROUGE - Seeing Hollywood's take on the rig explosion that killed their loved ones is stirring mixed emotions for family members of the 11 men who died in the blast more than six years ago.
While their reactions to the movie vary, many relatives share a hope that "Deepwater Horizon" will remind people about the human toll of the disaster. Many family members believe a focus on the catastrophic environmental damage from BP's 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico unjustly overshadowed the workers' deaths.
The movie, directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will be released nationwide Friday.