Rosemarie DeWitt Heads to 'Promised Land' with Damon & Krasinski
When John Krasinski came up with an original idea for a movie in the style of Frank Capra, he brought on Where The Wild Things Are scribe Dave Eggers to write it. Krasinski and Matt Damon did a rewrite of the script and signed on to star, and Damon was at one point slated to make his directorial debut on the project. Unfortunately, his busy schedule didn't allow for the necessary pre-production time, but he called up his Good Will Hunting director Gus Van Sant to replace him behind the camera. The film, once called Gold Mist but now titled The Promised Land, has apparently added actress Rosemarie DeWitt as the female lead.
Damon and Krasinski will star as rival corporate executives, with Damon arriving in a new town only to have his whole life called into question. Deadline has the story about DeWitt joining the cast, but nothing is known about her role at this point. She's a great actress who can easily hold her own with these heavy hitters. She was fantastic in Your Sister's Sister alongside Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass, a film I saw at this year's Sundance (and Alex reviewed at Toronto) which is scheduled for a theatrical release in June. She's part of the hilarious-looking ensemble comedy Neighborhood Watch dropping in July, so it looks like DeWitt is lined up to have a good summer.
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