Dark Waters is a legal thriller film directed by Todd Haynes and written by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. It based on the “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” that was released in 2016 and written by Nathaniel Rich, published in The New York Times Magazine. The movie will be releasing on 22 November 2019.
The cast of the movie consists of Mark Ruffalo as Robert Bilott, Anne Hathaway as Sarah Bilott, Tim Robbins as Tom Terp, Bill Camp as Wilbur Tennant, Victor Garber as Phil Donnelly, Mare Winningham as Darlene Kiger, Bill Pullman as Harry Dietzler, William Jackson Harper as James Ross and Louisa Krause as Karla
As for the plot, the official synopsis reads “DARK WATERS tells the shocking and heroic story of an attorney (Mark Ruffalo) who risks his career and family to uncover a dark secret hidden by one of the world’s largest corporations and to bring justice to a community dangerously exposed for decades to deadly chemicals. Corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) has just made partner at his prestigious Cincinnati law firm in large part due to his work defending Big Chem companies.
“He finds himself conflicted after he’s contacted by two West Virginia farmers who believe that the local DuPont plant is dumping toxic waste in the area landfill that is destroying their fields and killing their cattle. Hoping to learn the truth about just what is happening, Bilott, with help from his supervising partner in the firm, Tom Terp, files a complaint that marks the beginning of an epic 15-year fight—one that will not only test his relationship with his wife, Sarah (Anne Hathaway) but also his reputation, his health and his livelihood.”