Mark Wahlberg says filming “Deepwater Horizon” was initially met opposition

"Deepwater Horizon" is based on what really happened on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. The film shows the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and how they survived what became one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.

Mark Wahlberg, who stars in the film, says the film was initially met with resistance. Wahlberg said once people realized the film would focus more on the men and women who lost their lives and those who helped others survive than the environmental impact, they became more accepting.

"Deepwater Horizon" hit theaters Thursday, Sept. 29.