On Monday, December 10, 2015 Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow Pictures held the New York Premiere of IN THE HEART OF THE SEA at Jazz at Lincoln Center Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. The film features Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Tom Holland; director/producer Ron Howard; screenwriter Charles Leavitt; author Nathaniel Philbrick; and producers Paula Weinstein and Will Ward. Unfortunately, Cillian Murphy who was a supporting cast member portraying a veteran second mate did not attend the red carpet premiere.
Oscar winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directed the action adventure “In the Heart of the Sea,” based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.
“In the Heart of the Sea” stars Chris Hemsworth as the vessel’s veteran first mate, Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw as novelist Herman Melville. Tom Holland also stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson as the same man, 30 years later.
The film was produced by Joe Roth, Paula Weinstein, Will Ward, Oscar winner Brian Grazer (“A Beautiful Mind”) and Ron Howard. The executive producers are Bruce Berman, Sarah Bradshaw, Palak Patel, Erica Huggins and David Bergstein, with William M. Connor serving as co-producer.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a COTT Productions-Enelmar Productions, A.I.E. co-production, a Roth Films/Spring Creek/Imagine Entertainment Production, in Association with Kia Jam, a Ron Howard Film, “In the Heart of the Sea.”
The film is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. This film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of action and peril, brief startling violence, and thematic material. intheheartoftheseamovie.com
Capture the red carpet live with interviews from director and producer Ron Howard, screenwriter Chales Leavitt and actor Thomas Holland.
The red carpet at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall consisted of two sides, photographers were positioned on one side while the journalists were placed on the opposite side for interviews. The red carpet was vibrant with all stars attending including some guests such as Liam Hemsworth, Danny DeVito, Luke Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky, Chris Rock, Paul Haggis, Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Jamie Alexander, Natalie Zea Dremann, Erich Bergen, Jeremy Strong, Matt Harvey, Laura Michele Kelly, Oliver Chris, Leanne Cope, Francisco Costa, and Bryant Gumbel.
The film started just a little later than anticipated but the full house and well attended guests didn't seem to mind. Even though the film is 2 hours and 2 minutes long, the film was produced and directed by Ron Howard and the pacing and story were right on. In The Heart of the Sea is a very well acted, written, produced and directed film by the team involved giving the story of Moby Dick a slight twist. Nathaniel Philbrick's acclaimed nonfiction book "In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex," is a different take on the Herman Mellville's novel "Moby-Dick". This is the story of the 1820 destruction of a whaling vessel by a gigantic angry sperm whale. It was amazing to see the cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle and excellent performances by great supporting cast including Cillian Murphy whom portrayed a veteran second mate.
After the film ended, the invitation only after-party held at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall began where guests were able to savor appetizers, wine, and specialty drinks. In addition, guests enjoyed a banquet buffet with a selection of meat, pasta and salads overlooking Central Park and Columbus Circle.
In The Heart of the Sea is now out in theatres and can be seen in Real 3D and IMAX 3D.
Chris Hemsworth, Ron Howard, Benjamin Walker, and Tom Holland being interviewed during the Warner Brothers red carpet film premiere of IN THE HEART OF THE SEA.
Photos courtesy of Julia Mineeva from LUXXELIVING.
In The Heart of the Sea
New York Red Carpet Film Premiere and After-Party at
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall