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Monday, April 9,2012

New film about fracking stars Matt Damon, John Krasinski

Ryan Gosling may have saved a woman from a speeding car, but some of our other favorite stars are doing the next best thing: starring in an anti-fracking movie. Gus Van Sant is directing, and the cast includes Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, probably Hal Holbrook — and, if you got to Pittsburgh last weekend, maybe you.

There’s only been vague information about the plot of the movie, called Promised Land, but this isn’t a documentary — it’s a butts-in-seats triumph-of-the-little-guy film with big-name stars. (Also possibly Dave Eggers wrote the script?) So it’s got the potential to seriously raise awareness about fracking and its dangers. Think less Gasland, more Erin Brokovich.


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