Trailer for Dark Waters finds Mark Ruffalo taking on a deceptive corporation

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Earlier this year Mark Ruffalo was taking on a big Thanos in AVENGERS: ENDGAME, and now as we approach the year’s final months, we will see him take on the big chemical company, DuPont, in the drama DARK WATERS. Inspired by a true story, Ruffalo plays defense attorney Robert Bilott, who after defending big chemical companies will fight back against them as he learns that they are knowingly poisoning the water supply of a small community.


WATERS was directed by Todd Haynes (CAROL), written by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan (DEEPWATER HORIZON) and co-stars Anne Hathaway (as his wife, Sarah), Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper and Bill Pullman. The movie comes off like a typical legal, investigative drama-thriller, but sports a fascinating story that could offer a thrilling glimpse into real-life occurrences of chemical companies polluting water supplies and the environment around the country.  Ruffalo seems to be doing some excellent work here, and perhaps Focus Features has some awards season hopes for it by giving it a prime November release.

Here’s the synopsis:

Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world's largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his own life – to expose the truth.

DARK WATERS is in select theaters November 22 before expanding on November 29. 

Source: Focus Features

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