In the summer of 2018, the world was glued to its screens watching the extraction of the junior football team trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non tourist cave in Thailand’s Chiang Rai province. Now the event has become the premise of the new biographical drama film directed by Ron Howard entitled Thirteen Lives. Four years after the incident, a trailer for the film is finally here.
The film depicts the events that occur after 12 young boys and their football coach are trapped in the cave after a sudden storm fills the passages with water. A worldwide effort ensued to ensure the boys and their coach’s safe return to their families with expert divers, including Navy SEALs, helping to create a plan and rescue the stranded football players from the cave. .
The new trailer shows off the impossible odds that have been stacked against the rescue team. The first clips of the trailer feature both heartbreaking faces of worry and beautiful landscapes of Thailand flashing across the screen, as a voiceover put it: “It takes a certain state of mind to dive into deep caves. You have to be a little crazy” and “The whole nation is anxiously awaiting what will happen next”. The film is slated to premiere in limited theaters for a week starting July 29 and move to the Amazon Prime Video streaming service on August 5.
Thirteen Lives irish superstar stars Colin Farrelfresh off his latest blockbuster The Batman where he played the Penguin, Viggo Mortensenwho played Aragorn in The the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Joel Edgerton of Gift and Gatsby the magnificentand tom batman best known for his portrayal of Guiliano de’ Medici in Da Vinci’s Demons. The film also features performances by actors Paul Glenson, Pattrakorn Tungsupakul, Tui Thiraphat Sajakul, James Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Sahajak Boonthanakitand Sukollawat Kanaros Dam.
The survival film is presented by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures with BRON Creative. Thirteen Lives is also produced by Howard and Brian Grazer’s production company – Imagine Entertainment, alongside Storyteller and Magnolia Mae Films. The story was created by Don MacPherson and William Nicholsonwith its screenplay written by William Nicholson. Thirteen Lives is produced by Jon Kuyper, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Marie Savare, Michael Lesslie, Aaron L. Gilbertand Jason Fabric.
Catch the biopic in select theaters at the end of July, or wait until it hits your living room screens on Prime Video a week later! Watch the trailer below:
Check out the movie poster below: