News: George Clooney backs film about Norwegian divers fight for justice

Pioneer, a Norwegian film opening in the UK on 11 April, dramatises the true life story of a group of Norwegian divers who, over 40 years ago, suffered health damage when diving at up to 400m below the surface during the country's oil and gas boom. 

George Clooney has now become interested in developing a remake of the film, focusing on the later battle to win compensation for the pioneering divers, who suffered life-changing side effects to secure Norway's oil and gas wealth. Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures is run by himself and his producing partner Grant Heslov.

At the end of last year the European court of human rights in Strasbourg, judged the Norwegian state guilty of not giving the divers enough information about the level of danger they faced.


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