Brad Pitt says the death penalty would be an appropriate form of punishment for all those responsible for the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Daily Mail reports. Pitt made the comments during Spike Lee'S documentary film about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. When asked about the oil spillage - America's worst ever environmental disaster - the Hollywood actor said, "I was never for the death penalty before - I am willing to look at it again". Eleven platform workers were killed in the drilling rig explosion on 20th April 2010, and 4.9 million barrels of crude oil were spilled into the Gulf.
The documentary, entitled, 'If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise' - premiered on Monday 23rd August 2010 - and documented New Orleans exhaustive recovery from the natural disaster in 2005. Pitt - the star of 2009s 'Inglorious Basterds' - has been heavily involved with the 'Make it Right' project, which is helping to build affordable housing for those worst affected by the Hurricane.
Despite 'If God Is Willing' intending to be a film solely about New Orleans, Lee said the disastrous oil spill in April 2010 forced him to rethink the film's ending. Quoted yesterday on USA Today, the director said, "This would have been a much more upbeat documentary for sure".