After you’ve overdosed on Turkey and Xmas pudding this year, here’s a film that looks like it could be worth dragging yourself off the sofa for when it’s released on Boxing Day. In the Heart of the Sea is directed by Oscar winning / Happy Days starring, Ron Howard and stars Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy and Tom Holland (who recently landed the role of Spider-Man in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War).
It’s based on the book by historian Nathaniel Philbrick about a New England whaling ship that was attacked by a sperm whale, shipwrecking the crew in the process. The real life 1820 encounter is thought to be the inspiration for Herman Melville’s classic book Moby-Dick.
In the Heart of the Sea will be released in UK cinemas on 26 December 2015.