Matt Damon Might Have 'Father Daughter Time' as Director and Star
Sure the title in the headline makes this sounds like a sweet little film, but right off the bat you should know that this new project is actually titled: Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbert and Eskimo Kisses. With a title like that, it's easy to understand why studios have been furiously bidding on this spec script from Matthew Aldrich. Well, Deadline reports it's Warner Bros. who has picked up the script and it sounds like Matt Damon will star in the film. In addition, the actor might even be looking at the script to finally make his directorial debut. To find out just what this film is all about, keep reading below.
The script is said to focus on a man who goes on the lam with his daughter, his accomplice on a 3-state crime spree. I'm picturing something along the lines of The Professional or Hanna meets the 2nd and 3rd acts of Road to Perdition, and that sounds relatively engaging. Apparently this script is so good that Paramount and producer J.J. Abrams were bidding along with Relativity Media, producer Walter Parkes, and funnily enough, Matt Damon and producer Chris Moore (from "Project Greenlight") through some company with money raised from a private investor. But Warner Bros came out on top.
Fortunately for Damon, who was obviously very interested in the project, Warner Bros. has a first look deal with the actor, so a deal between the two shouldn't be too hard to manufacture. Apparently the writer hadn't intended for this to become such a big deal as he says, ""Specs are turning out to be a petty good business model. But the idea wasn't to make a deal, it was to make a movie. The script is not high concept, it's a smallish, very personal, dark but playful road movie about a father and daughter." Well it sounds like the movie is going to get made, and with Matt Damon likely getting involved, it should get quite a lot of eyes on it down the road. Sound good?