WATCH: Trailer for Cillian Murphy shipwreck thriller

Watch this trailer of Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson’s new film In the Heart of the Sea, which tells the tale of the doomed 1820 voyage of whaleship Essex.

The American ship was irnoically sunk by a sperm whale, leaving the 21 crew members stranded for 90 days at which point they resorted to cannibalism.

The story was the subject of National Book Award for Nonfiction book winner of the same name in 2000, and the cast also includes Thor star Chris Hemworth and Tom Holland who played the lead role in the musical production of Billy Elliott in the West End.

It is directed by the acclaimed Ron Howard (of Happy Days fame) who also directed Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man and The Da Vinci Code.

The film gets released in UK cinemas on March 13 next year.

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