The cast of the upcoming Thai cave rescue movie has reportedly been announced, with Oscar-winning director Ron Howard at the helm.
According to Deadline, the cast of “Thirteen Lives” includes:
- Viggo Mortensen
- Colin Farrell
- Joel Edgerton
- Weir Sukollawat
- Thiraphat Sajakul
- Sahajak Boonthanakit
- Vithaya Pansringarm
- Teeradon “James” Supapunpinyo
- Nophand Boonyai
- Tom Bateman
- Paul Gleeson
- Lewis Fitz-Gerald
In the summer of 2018, the world was glued to updates on the plight of the 12 boys and their soccer coach. The rescue also highlighted the efforts of more than 90 divers, 50 or so from the global cave diving community, including British veteran cave rescue experts Rick Stanton (whom Mortensen will portray) and John Volanthen (whom Farrell will play).
The movie will be shot in Australia and Thailand, with production starting this month, according to Deadline.
In the true story of Thirteen Lives, twelve boys and the coach of a Thai soccer team explore the Tham Luang cave when an unexpected rainstorm traps them in a chamber inside the mountain. Entombed behind a maze of flooded cave tunnels, they face impossible odds. A team of world-class divers navigate through miles of dangerous cave networks to discover that finding the boys is only the beginning.