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Here's the Chilling True Story Behind Mark Ruffalo's Latest Film 'Dark Waters'

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A trailer just dropped for Mark Ruffalo's upcoming drama Dark Waters, in which he stars opposite Anne Hathaway as Robert Bilott, a crusading lawyer intent on bringing down the chemical company DuPont for leaking acid into West Virginian water.

The preview shows Robert learning about DuPont from a rancher whose cows have been dying, it turns out, as a result of their chemical leak.

"DuPont is knowingly poisoning 70,000 local residents for the last 40 years," Robert tells his wife, played by Anne Hathaway.

But what's the true story behind Dark Waters? Here's what you need to know about the real-life DuPont lawsuit.