USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage is an upcoming American epic action-adventure war film directed by Mario Van Peebles and written by Cam Cannon and Richard Rionda Del Castro. The film stars Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter, Brian Presley, and Cody Walker. Principal photography began on June 19, 2015 in Mobile, Alabama. The film’s release date has not yet been determined.
In 1945, the USS Indianapolis, led by Captain Charles McVay (Nicolas Cage), delivers parts of the atomic bomb that would later be used to level Hiroshima during the ending of World War II. While patrolling the Philippine Sea, on July 30th, 1945, the ship is torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine. 300 crewmen go down with the ship, while the rest climb out of the ship and are left stranded at sea for five days without food, water and left among shark-infested waters.