06 Apr '12, 4pm

New film about fracking stars Matt Damon, John Krasinski, and maybe you:

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 can get to Pittsburgh this 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. The Focus Features/Participant Media drama stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski as rival corporate executives, with the former thesp playing a character whose life is thrown ...

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