Thirteen Lives, a film directed by Ron Howard, is now available for viewing on Prime Video. The film is based on the incredible 2018 true story about the Thai soccer team that was trapped in a cave in Tham Luang during an unexpected rainstorm. More than 10,000 people joined forces to save the twelve boys and their coach, including a team of some of the world's most experienced divers.
Colin Farrell, Tom Bateman, and Sahajak Poo Boonthanakit talked about not Hollywoodizing the story, the way Howard worked on the set, some of the things they learned about the rescue, why filming the diving sequences was dangerous, and more.
I commend all who played actors in the making of Thirteen Lives for their fantastic work. The film also stars Joel Edgerton, Paul Gleeson, Tui Thiraphat Sajakul, James Teeradon Supapunpinyo, and Weir Sukollawat Kanaros.
Watch what they had to say in the player above, and below is what we discussed and the trailer.
Sahajak Poo Boonthanakit, Colin Farrell, Tom Bateman
- If someone has never seen anything theyve done before, what is the first thing they should watch and why?
- How Ron Howard didnt try and Hollywoodize the story.
- The way Howard shot the film.
- The way the filmmakers paid attention to every detail.
- How its a dramatic film without the melodrama.
- What were some of the things they learned about the rescue that surprised them?
- What it was like filming the diving scenes and which actor was having too much fun?
- Why filming the water sequences was more dangerous than they realized.