Matt Damon to Direct and Star in a Drama Written with John Krasinski
Though we initially heard that actor Matt Damon was looking to make his feature directorial debut with a film called Father Daughter Time, it looks like he'll be getting behind the camera with a different project. Variety has word that Damon will not only direct a new untitled drama set up at Warner Bros., but he also co-wrote the film with "The Office" and It's Complicated star John Krasinski, and both of the actors will also star in the film. The latter actor developed the idea with author Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) which looks to be a small budget feature somewhere around the $12 million range.
The story will see Damon playing a salesman who arrives in a small town only to have his whole life called into question. Sounds pretty vague, but with Damon and Krasinski involved, not to mention a spectacular author like Eggers, I'm sure there's a great story here. Chris Moore, who produced Damon's films Good Will Hunting and The Adjustment Bureau, will produce the film along with Krasinski's Sunday Night Productions. Damon's had the chance to work with great directors like Gus Van Sant, Steven Soderbergh, The Coen Brothers, Paul Greengrass and more, so hopefully he's picked up a thing or two from them.