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Promised Land Trailer Arrives
Matt Damon has fracking on his mind

24 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Apple

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The last time Matt Damon worked as co-writer / actor for Gus Van Sant, the result was Good Will Hunting, which scored him an Oscar. Now he’s reunited with the director for Promised Land, which Damon co-wrote with fellow thesp John Krasinski. Check out the trailer above, but head to Apple if you want the full HD version.

Promised Land looks to be in the vein of Erin Brockovich, or any of those dramas where small-town folk go up against big companies.

In this case, the hot-button topic being tackled is fracking. No, nothing to do with Battlestar Galactica, but a process whereby corporations drill through rock to release natural gas to use as an energy source. The procedure involves securing land and drilling rights, which can definitely mean healthy income for struggling agricultural families, but the methods have also led to destroyed farmlands, contaminated groundwater and all manner of environmental consequences.

Damon plays Steve Butler who, along with partner Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand) is sent into small towns to charm the locals and convince them to sell over their rights. But this time they face a challenge from a respected teacher (Hal Holbrook) and a farmer (Krasinski) who has seen the cost of the process going wrong first hand.

From the looks of the promo, the film will explore all the angles, though there’s bound to be some message material in there. Promised Land will be out in the US on January 11, but does not yet have a UK release date.  


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looks pretty good
Looks pretty good John Krasinski looks like a right douche in this one, but it still looks like a decent flick heres hoping it isn't some corny bull because I have high hopes for any Matt Damon film its a shame my expectations were shat upon by 'we bought a zoo'- glad i didnt buy it on fucking dvd. More

Posted by lewisb548 at 19:47 on 24 September 2012 | Report This Post

Real pedantry right here
Gerry was ok...I would have killed him too!,,,to be really pedantic...out on Jan 2011...why haven't I seen this yet!,,,Its ok James its Monday morning More

Posted by Paddy Kieran at 10:12 on 24 September 2012 | Report This Post

Pedantry Alert!
Sorry to nitpick, but actually the last time Matt Damon worked as co-writer / actor for Gus Van Sant, the result was Gerry with Casey Affleck, which was tedious in the extreme and utterly forgettable, so I'm not surprised you overlooked it to focus on Good Will Hunting instead. More

Posted by kingoftheducks at 22:58 on 23 September 2012 | Report This Post


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