Hollywood Movie Brings Real-Life Controversy [VIDEO]

One of the new movies to hit theaters this weekend, “Promised Land,” may be fictional, but it is bringing plenty of real-life controversy with it.

FOX News Radio’s Sabrina Sabbagh reports:

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The film features a landman for a natural gas company, played by Matt Damon, who encounters resistance in a small town where his company is trying to tap into the gas resources.

(“Promised Land”) “What kind of money are you talking about?” // “You could be a millionaire.”

The film has prompted industry groups to launch campaigns against the film, and even a website that includes testimonials from those who have benefited from gas development.  But it’s not just the gas guys who aren’t happy with the film.

(Hudson) “I think it’s unfortunate that the film doesn’t make the details of what it is that hydrofracking is, and why we should be concerned about it, more clear.”

But Kate Hudson, with clean water advocate group Riverkeeper, says it’s important to remember that Promised Land isn’t a documentary.

Sabrina Sabbagh, FOX News Radio.

WATCH the trailer for “Promised Land”:




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