by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV
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Look out Razzis! Here comes another environmentally-themed film. This time, instead of killer plants or deadly bacteria we’ve got something rooted in actual events.

Back in 1984, a chemical spillage in Bhopal, India killed almost 15,000 people. It is frequently cited as one of the world’s worst industrial disasters — and even today, more than 100,000 people have permanent injuries as a result. Groundwater around the area continues to be contaminated — and nobody is exactly sure what to do in regards to a cleanup, even more than 20 years later.

Perhaps a movie about the event will kick someone into action?

News today is that Sienna Miller is out and Mischa Barton is in for the lead role in Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. Barton will play a young rickshaw driver who starts working in a sweatshop chemical plant. Actor/Activist Martin Sheen is also slated star. IMDB is calling for a release this year — but with Barton taking over for the lead so late, we’re guessing that will be moved back. More details here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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