Ric Roman Waugh Helms “Deepwater Horizon”

Ric Roman Waugh is in negotiations to direct the drama “Deepwater Horizon” at Summit Entertainment and Participant Media says Deadline.

Matthew Sand penned the script based on a New York Times article published in December 2010 which dealt with the explosion of the Transocean/BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in April of that year, the resulting offshore spill considered to be the second largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.

The narrative deals with those who worked on the rig and the final minutes up to the disaster, along with the attempt of more than hundred workers to stay alive.

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian will produce.