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Captain of Thai Soccer Team Rescued From Cave Flooding Dies at 17

One of the 12 boys rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand in 2018 after being trapped for more than two weeks has died in England, where he was attending a sports academy, the foundation sponsoring his studies said Wednesday. Duangphet “Dom” Phromthep, 17, was found unconscious in his room on Sunday at the Brooke […]

Technical Advisors on ‘The Menu,’ ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and More Talking Adding Special Skills to Actors’ Resumes

Pros who consulted on ‘The Northman’ and ‘Thirteen Lives’ also explain how they brought authenticity to portrayals of sword fighting and cave diving.

“It Was the Highest Testing Movie We’ve Ever Had”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Thirteen Lives’ Filmmakers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer

In an industry where enduring creative collaborations are often as fragile as the movie business itself, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer now occupy a singular place in the annals of Hollywood history. For 35 years, the Oscar-winning director-producer team (A Beautiful Mind) have been telling epic stories under the banner of their company Imagine Entertainment […]

Guest Column: Teaching Viggo Mortensen 40 Years of Thai Cave Diving for ‘Thirteen Lives’

In late 2018 — not long after John Volanthen and I helped free the 12 boys of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach, Ekkaphon Chanthawong, from the flooded caves in the Tham Luang cave system in July of that year — producers P.J. van Sandwijk and Gabrielle Tana approached me about making a […]

How ‘Elvis,’ ‘Good Night Oppy’ and ‘Thirteen Lives’ Used Sound Design to Heighten Their Cinematic Worlds

Good Night Oppy PRIME VIDEO For the feature documentary about NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Exploration Rover Opportunity, Industrial Light & Magic created the extensive Mars sequences in CG, and supervising sound editor/designer Mark Mangini was tasked with creating the sound of the rover. “We wanted to make Oppy somewhat anthropomorphic,” he says. “The engineers themselves […]

Colin Farrell Says He Had Panic Attacks While Filming ‘Thirteen Lives’: “It Was Incredibly Nerve Racking”

When Colin Farrell heard that his Thirteen Lives co-star Viggo Mortensen wanted to do the film’s grueling underwater scenes himself rather than rely on a stunt double, he couldn’t resist diving in behind him. “I couldn’t have Viggo take all the glory,” Farrell joked to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday night at the premiere of […]

Events of the Week: ‘House of the Dragon,’ ‘Thirteen Lives’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for House of the Dragon, Thirteen Lives, Vengeance and Uncoupled. Vengeance Los Angeles premiere B.J. Novak premiered his directorial debut Vengeance on Monday at DTLA’s Ace Theater, along with stars Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, Isabella […]

Why Viggo Mortensen Recycled ‘Lord of the Rings: Return of the King’ Premiere Shirt for ‘Thirteen Lives’ Screening: “It Was Absolutely Intentional”

Viggo Mortensen turned up to Thursday night’s Thirteen Lives premiere in Westwood wearing the same shirt he donned for the London premiere of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King on Dec. 11, 2003. Make no mistake — the red carpet déjà vu moment was “absolutely intentional.” Under a midnight blue suit, Mortensen wore […]

Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell Play Divers in Thai Cave Rescue in ‘Thirteen Lives’ Trailer

The first trailer for Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives, about the rescue mission to save 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooding Thai cave, has been released. Colin Farrell and Mortensen play divers John Volanthen and Richard Stanton, respectively. The two men were part of the 2018 rescue mission that found all 13 […]

Ron Howard’s ‘Thirteen Lives’ Skipping Major Theatrical Release in Favor of Amazon Push

Ron Howard’s upcoming film Thirteen Lives is switching course as Amazon takes over ownership of MGM. The film — based on the harrowing, real-life tale of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped inside a flooding cave system in Thailand for 18 days in 2018 — was intended to open nationwide in theaters […]

Ron Howard Says Colin Farrell, Viggo Mortensen Trained With Real Divers From Thai Cave Rescue for ‘Thirteen Lives’

Colin Farrell and Viggo Mortensen trained with the divers from the real rescue mission for Ron Howard’s upcoming film Thirteen Lives, about the incident in which 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped inside a flooding cave system in Thailand for 18 days in 2018. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Howard says, “The same […]