True crime legal stories always make for compelling viewing and Mark Ruffalo gives an incredibly committed performance in high stakes thriller Dark Waters.
Watch the intense trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Inspired by a shocking true story, tenacious attorney Robert Bilott (Mark 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.
Touching on the very essence of right and wrong and diving headfirst into a dangerous conspiracy of lies and deceit, revered director Todd Haynes (Velvet Goldmine, Carol) takes audiences into the seedy underbelly of corporate greed and the lies that feed it, and Dark Waters is sure to get under your skin.
Ruffalo gives an incredibly compelling performance as true life attorney Robert Bilott, a corporate environmental lawyer who broke ties with DuPont Chemical after he discovered that they were knowingly endangering human lives in the pursuit of profit. Ruffalo’s everyman character who is forced into the role of an unlikely hero is sure to keep audiences on edge and it looks like his finest performance to date.
Get ready for a film that will have you on the edge of your seat when Dark Waters arrives in cinemas on May 5.