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Brad Pitt is angry and he's not afraid to say it. In the new Spike Lee documentary If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise, a follow-up to the director's Emmy award-winning HBO film When the Levees Broke: Requiem in Four Acts about New Orleans after the devastating Hurricane Katrina, the 46-year-old actor is speaking out about the damage the the horrific BP oil spill has done to his adopted hometown.
"I was never for the death penalty before. I am willing to look at it again," Pitt told Lee in the film (airing Monday on HBO at 9 p.m. ET) about his frustration with BP execs for the heartbreaking setback the spill has forced on New Orleans.
Pitt has a home with Angelina Jolie and their six children in the city and also started the Make It Right project, which helps build affordable and sustainable homes for the area's Lower Ninth Ward, which was one of the hardest hit from the storm. The actor, whom many urged to run for mayor of New Orleans, has donated millions to the relief efforts.
According to USA Today, If God Is Willing..., "examines the frustrations and snail-paced comeback of lower and middle-class New Orleans residents trying to rebuild their lives -- or merely survive -- five years after Katrina." The film also documents the uplifting New Orleans Saints Super Bowl win, but it also covers the horrific BP oil spill which has caused immense damage to the already struggling area.
If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise premieres Monday on HBO at 9 p.m.
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