‘Thirteen Lives’ Will Bring the Thrilling Story of the Thai Cave Rescue to the Screen

stars for dark background
June 30, 2022
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Director Ron Howard looks to bounce back from “Hillbilly Elegy,” his poorly received movie about Marine veteran and possible future U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance, with “Thirteen Lives,” a motion picture that relates the true-life rescue of 13 young boys from a diving cave in Thailand.

“Thirteen Lives” will debut in theaters on July 29, 2022, and stream on Prime Video one week later on Aug. 5. Amazon has released the first trailer for the movie.

The saga dominated the news in 2018, when the local soccer team became trapped by rising waters. For more than two weeks, experts from around the world tried to devise a plan that would allow the kids to exit the remote cave without drowning.

The U.S. Air Force joined the international effort, and Howard’s movie features a character based on USAF Maj. Charles Hodges, played by Australian actor Josh Helman, who’s best known for playing Slit in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Maj. Stryker in the “X-Men” movies and PFC Juergens in “The Pacific.”

Related: ‘Expecting Casualties:’ How Airmen Created the Incredible Thai Cave Rescue Plan

Joel Edgerton (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”) and Colin Farrell (“The Batman”) star as Harry Harris, Rick Stanton and John Volanthen, the three rescue leaders who became familiar to news watchers as the excruciating story unfolded over weeks on cable news around the world.

Viewers can go into “Thirteen Lives” knowing that they’ll get an inspiring and uplifting story, because anyone paying attention four years ago knows the outcome of the mission. The movie’s IMDb page doesn’t mention a character named “Elon Musk,” so Howard seems to have avoided that distraction by dropping any mention of the snarky armchair criticism tweeted by the billionaire during the crisis.

Keep Up With the Best in Military Entertainment

Whether you’re looking for news and entertainment, thinking of joining the military or keeping up with military life and benefits, Military.com has you covered. Subscribe to the Military.com newsletter to have military news, updates and resources delivered straight to your inbox.

Show Full Article

© Copyright 2022 Military.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Latest News Articles

Navy Awards Contract for Red Hill Alternatives

The Navy announced Tuesday that it has awarded a contract to Hawaii-based Nakupuna Cos. to develop a public outreach program to look for proposals on how to repurpose the underground Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility after the military removes the roughly

Read More »

We’re here anytime, day or night - 24/7

If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified responders for confidential help. Many of them are Veterans themselves. Click on any item below to call or chat now.

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?