“It was pretty cool, but they just weren’t thoughtful to other people,” Green said. “They completely closed off these streets, so the people who don’t have parking spaces except for in front of their house had to park blocks away.”
Emily Osterbrock said she’s not much of a film person, but she will find it intriguing to watch Dark Waters, perhaps after it is available on the Red Box rental service. She and her husband didn’t move onto the street until July, but she found it interesting that a selling point of the house was that it was located on the block where the film had been shot.
Dark Waters, which also features Anne Hathaway as Bilott’s wife, Sarah, and Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman and Mare Winningham, tells the story about Bilott, who works for the firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister, reluctantly visiting the West Virginia town where his grandmother lived to speak with a farmer who was complaining about many of his cattle dying, apparently from chemical poisoning.
Bilott, after researching the issue, sued giant chemical company DuPont over perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a chemical used in creating non-stick pots and pans, near the farmer’s property that jeopardized the water of about 70,000 people.
During filming in Hamilton and Cincinnati, the project was known as Dry Run. It since has been renamed Dark Waters.