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Kate Hudson to co-star with Kurt Russell in BP oil spill film

Actress Kate Hudson has signed up to join her mother Goldie Hawn's longtime partner Kurt Russell in an upcoming film about the 2010 BP oil spill.

The Almost Famous beauty will portray the wife of a rig engineer, played by Mark Wahlberg, in Deepwater Horizon, while her adopted father Russell will also co-star, alongside fellow castmembers John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez and Dylan O'Brien.


The film will reunite Wahlberg with his Lone Survivor director Peter Berg, who replaced moviemaker J.C. Chandor at the helm of the project earlier this year (15).


The movie is adapted from a New York Times' article about the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, where 11 people were killed after the Deepwater Horizon Rig exploded, leaking millions of gallons of oil into the ocean and resulting in the largest spill in U.S. history.


Deepwater Horizon will mark Hudson's first feature film project with Russell.


The actress' biological father is actor/musician Bill Hudson, but her parents divorced when she was just 18 months old and she and her brother Oliver were brought up by Hawn and her boyfriend Russell.