Hollywood is finally tackling the deadly drilling process known as fracking in the upcoming drama, “Promised Land”. Gus Van Sant’s latest film highlights a small rural community that is struggling economically, as they fight back against a large corporate gas company intent on poisoning their local farmland with hydraulic fracturing. The timely story not only illustrates the destructive environmental impact of fracking, but also explores our nation at the crossroads where big business and the powerful strength of small-town community converge.
Based on an idea by Dave Eggers, Academy Award winner Matt Damon and John Krasinski wrote the screenplay for the compelling movie, in which they also star, along with veteran actors Frances McDormand and Hal Holbrook. “Promised Land” will open in select theaters on December 28th of this year.