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Good Well Hunting? Matt Damon to Star in Anti-Fracking Movie (VIDEO)

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Matt Damon is well known for being open about his political views. Now, his new anti-fracking movie has stirred up media interest. But will it attract a huge audience?

Damon is set to star in “The Promised Land,” an anti-fracking movie which will begin filming later this month in the Pittsburgh area.

WME Agency, which represents Damon, confirmed that the “Good Will Hunting” star has signed on to the movie which he co-wrote.

The plot centers on the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing: pumping a mixture of sand, water and chemicals into a well to break up rock and help extract natural gas.

So far few details of the plot have emerged, only that, according to IMDB “a salesman experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town.”

The project also boasts some other big names.

John Krasinski (“The Office”) and Rosemarie DeWitt (“Mad Men,” “United States of Tara”) have signed on to the film. Director Gus Van Sant, who shot “Good Will Hunting,” “Milk” and “Finding Forrester,” has signed on to direct the film, which IMBD says is now in pre-production.

There was a casting call in Pittsburgh this pastSaturday to fill parts for “great character faces, farmer looks, senior citizens, baseball players, upscale men and women with formal wear, teens and kids.”

There have been a few movies about fracking since Josh Fox directed “Gasland.” That movie catapulted the controversial practice into the national spotlight when it was nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary feature in 2011.

Check out the video below for more details of Matt Damon in “The Promised Land.”


One Response to “Good Well Hunting? Matt Damon to Star in Anti-Fracking Movie (VIDEO)”

  1. CES says:

    Every time I see a “Frack Protest” video, all I can think of is how ignorant these people are to push away from domestic energy. Right now we (the US) purchase 12 million barrels of oil, per day, from OPEC. Our own natural gas reserves could help close this festering wound, which sends billions and billions of US dollars over seas, year after year. Please educate yourself people. Natural gas is cleaner than coal & oil, cheaper than coil & oil, and readily available. Hydro-fracking has been used for 50+ years, and is completely safe, as long as companies follow best practice casing/cementing principles and do not cut corners. If bad concrete is used in a building, it falls down. We blame the people at fault and make them stop constructing buildings, but we do not berate the entire industry. C’mon people, let’s educate ourselves, and not jump on the bandwagon of every high emotion issue that gets politicized.


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