Stone visits ‘Bhopal’

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Oliver Stone is in negotiations with French author Dominique Lapierre to make a film of his book “It was Five Past Midnight in Bhopal,” about the 1984 environmental disaster in India.

He is eyeing Penelope Cruz and Jeremy Irons for the lead roles.

A gas leak from the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal killed or injured 22,000 people working in the area.

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