Ric Roman Waugh is in talks with Summit Entertainment and Participant Media to direct the drama Deepwater Horizon.

Matthew Sand is writing the adapted screenplay, based on the December 2010 New York Times article Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul, that chronicles the massive BP oil spill. On April 20, 2010, the oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and injuring 16 others, while spilling millions of gallons of oil and creating the second biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history. The story focuses on the courage of those who worked on the rig and the crew's fight to stay alive during the disaster.

The director is currently helming Snitch, which stars Dwayne Johnson and Susan Sarandon.

No production details have been released for this project.