Los Angeles: "Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez is in talks to star opposite Mark Walhberg in the oil rig disaster drama "Deepwater Horizon". The film is being directed by Peter Berg.
The story unfolds on Deepwater Horizon, the infamous British Petroleum oil rig that caught fire and exploded on April 22, 2010 while drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 crew members and resulting in the largest offshore oil spill in United States history.
Walhberg, 43, is starring as an electrician on the rig, and Rodriguez, 30, would play the movie's female lead, the communications officer for the company, said The Hollywood Reporter.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing.