‘Promised Land’ to get Oscar-qualifying release

‘Promised Land’ to get Oscar-qualifying release by Pittsburgh Business Times, August 24, 2012
Focus Features will open the film in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 28 before expanding its release in January. Filmed in Apollo and other areas around western Pennsylvania, the movie was co-written by its stars, Matt Damon and John Krasinski, and directed by Gus Van Sant. It’s based on a Dave Eggers story about a corporation trying to convince people in a small town to sign over natural gas drilling rights to their property. It also stars Frances McDormand and Hal Holbrook.

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