UK distributor acquires rights to 'Bhopal tragedy' film

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Sep 17, 2014 19:03 IST

Revolver Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the Martin Sheen-starrer 'Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain', set against the backdrop of the devastating 1984 Bhopal tragedy in India.

More than 10,000 people died in what is known as the world's biggest industrial disaster when the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant overheated and released poisonous toxins into the air, reported Deadline.

Sheen stars alongside Kal Penn and Mischa Barton in the the GFM Films, Sahara Movie Studios, and Rising Star Entertainment story about those living in Bhopal through the tragedy and its unresolved aftermath.

The distributor has set a November 7 theatrical release preceded by a special September 18 screening at the United Nations, timed ahead of the 30th anniversary of the disaster.

"It is our endeavour to tell stories that go beyond the call of the box office, and we sincerely hope that this film will inspire greater corporate social responsibility and empower individuals to act on compelling issues that drive our society," said Ravi Walia, Rising Star Entertainment.

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