Based on a true story, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage is the upcoming action war movie about the worst naval disaster in American history. Near the end of World War II—when USS Indianapolis was returning from Tinian after delivering important parts for an atomic bomb—it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.
The movie is the harrowing true story of the crew of the ship, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days, using the wreckage to stay afloat. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, dehydration, exposure, salt water poisoning, hunger, and relentless shark attacks. The end was horrible; 1,197 people were aboard the ship, out of which only 317 survived, almost 300 sank along with the ship, and all others died.
Thos movie has been directed by Mario Van Peebles and starring Nicolas Cage, James Remar, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Cody Walker, Matt Lanter, Weronika Rosati, and Emily Tennant. The script has been written by Cam Cannon and Richard Rionda Del Castro.
The studio (Hannibal Classics) has developed the film in five years by consulting the survivors of the disaster, including the US Navy and the US Coast Guard. The US Navy has helped with the completion and finalization of the last draft of the script.
The release date of the movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage is set to May 30, 2016, Memorial Day weekend. If you can not wait, you may watch below the first official trailer of USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage and take a look at the behind the scenes of the film.