To celebrate the release of the anticipated real-life drama Dark Waters, we had the pleasure of sitting down with star and producer Mark Ruffalo, director Todd Haynes and Rob Bilott, the lawyer responsible for raising awareness of a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest corporations.
Based on the book “Exposed” by Bilott, Dark Waters tells the story of the real-life lawyer who, after being contacted by a local farmer who is friendly with his grandmother, decides to look into the unexplained deaths in Parkersburg, West Virginia and how they may be somehow linked to DuPont and the chemicals they use to manufacture Teflon. Hoping to not just raise awareness of the situation but to also bring justice to those affected, Ruffalo and Haynes describe the importance of the film’s place, why they wanted to shine an even bigger light on the matter and how Bilott is still fighting their corner to this very day.
You can view the full interview below:
Dark Waters opens in UK cinemas on February 28th.