The story of the Thai soccer team in 2018 captured the attention of the entire globe as significant attempts were made to rescue a group of youngsters trapped in a flooded cave. Although many people may already be aware of the outcome of the tale, the upcoming Thirteen Lives film will highlight the rescue’s particulars and the heroic efforts of the divers, rescue teams, and volunteers that took part.
The documentary The Rescue from 2021, which is currently streaming on Disney Plus, was one of the best-reviewed films of that year and previously covered the events surrounding the Thai soccer squad. If, however, documentaries aren’t really your thing, prepare to watch the story unfold as a major Hollywood production starring some of the greatest in the business.
When will Thirteen Lives be available?
On July 29, Thirteen Lives opens in a few theatres. Prior to its August 5 global streaming debut on Prime Video, it will enjoy an exclusive one-week run in theatres.
What’s the storyline of Thirteen Lives?
Even though the actual events involving the Thai soccer team barely happened four years ago, Thirteen Lives will provide a more thorough examination of the rescue operations. The official synopsis is as follows:
“The extraordinary true account of the massive international rescue operation for a Thai soccer team that was trapped in the Tham Luang cave after an unexpected downpour is told in the film Thirteen Lives.
Despite overwhelming odds, a group of the world’s most competent and experienced divers teams up with Thai forces and more than 10,000 volunteers in an attempt to rescue the twelve boys and their coach from the maze of flooded, tight underground passages. With impossible stakes and the entire world watching, the group makes its most difficult dive yet, demonstrating the human spirit’s boundless potential.”
Who plays which roles in Thirteen Lives?
From the trailer up top, you probably recognized a few of the well-known actors that appear in Thirteen Lives, including Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, and Joel Edgerton, who are all diving team players. Rick Stanton is portrayed by Mortensen (Lord of the Rings, Captain Fantastic), John Volanthen by Colin Farrell (In Bruges, The Batman), and Harry Harris by Joel Edgerton (The Green Knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi).
Along with these actors, the cast also features Pattrakorn Tungsupakul from The Perfect Couple as Buahom, Tui Thiraphat Sajakul from The Maid as Captain Arnot, James Teeradon Supapunpinyo from Girl from Nowhere as Coach Ek, Sahajak Boonthanakit from Fistful of Vengeance as Governor Narongsak, and Weir Sukollawat Kanaros from Bangkok Breaking as Saman. Tom Bateman from
Thirteen Lives: Is there a trailer?
The Thirteen Lives’ first official trailer was released by Prime Video. Some of the information concerning what made this rescue effort so risky is provided in it, but some of the most amazing elements are only hinted at. Please view the trailer down below.
Reviews of Thirteen Lives: What the Reviewers Have to Say
The Thirteen Lives review from What to Watch is out, and it calls the movie adaptation of the true story an enthralling one even if we all know how it ends. Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell each receive special mention in the review for two outstanding performances. Reviews from other sources are starting to trickle in.
Thirteen Lives is being helmed by who?
Thirteen Lives is being directed by Ron Howard, with a screenplay by Oscar nominee William Nicholson (Gladiator, Les Misérables), and a scenario by Don MacPherson and Williamson.
Howard has spent his entire life in Hollywood. Howard began his career as a kid actor on The Andy Griffith Show before moving on to roles in Happy Days and American Graffiti. His most well-known works include Rush, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, Frost/Nixon, and A Beautiful Mind (for which he won Best Director and Best Picture).
A recent London screening featured a speech by director Ron Howard on the film. The director is quoted as follows:
“Many different types of bravery and risk-taking are on exhibit; much of it is physical, but all of it is emotional. There is a lot at risk. Making this movie was an incredibly difficult and emotionally taxing process. In every way, it was a labor of love.”
“Authenticity played a crucial role. My aim was to attempt to effectively communicate to an audience what it was like to be there and accomplish what these divers accomplished. But it turned out to be a lot trickier than I thought. The subterranean settings were rather confined. The actors had to videotape each other because there was scarcely room for a camera!”