Peter Berg will reportedly replace Jc Chandor as director of the true life film "Deepwater Horizon" reports Deadline.
The story deals with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill which became the second largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. The film charts what happened behind-the-scenes in the 48 hours leading up to and the day of the disaster. It also details the acts of heroism that followed in trying to rescue men in the water, stories not known to the general public.
Berg's "Lone Survivor" star Mark Wahlberg would play the No. 2 manager on the rig in the film.
Matthew Sand wrote the initial script that is based on The New York Times article. Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the most recent script draft. Ric Roman Waugh was poised to talks to direct the film at one point.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing.
Berg is expected to be locked down shortly--the project has every intention of starting principal photography in April in order to its September 2016 release date.