Brad Pitt has waded into the Gulf oil spill controversy with an extraordinary veiled attack on BP.
The Hollywood actor said he would consider the death penalty for those to blame for the ruptured well that gushed millions of gallons of oil into the ocean.
He was speaking in a documentary due to be screened in the US tomorrow tonight.
Asked about the people responsible for the crisis, the ‘Inglourious Basterds’ star said: ‘I was never for the death penalty before – I am willing to look at it again.’
Mr Pitt, 46, has spearheaded the ‘Make it Right’ project to build 150 affordable and sustainable homes in one of the areas of New Orleans that was worst hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
His efforts in the region are featured in the new film by director Spike Lee marking the fifth anniversary of the hurricane devastation.
The documentary, called ‘If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise’, was supposed to end on a positive note with the New Orleans American Football team winning the Super Bowl.
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