Gus Van Sant Replacing Matt Damon As Director Of Capraesque Drama

Deadline - When Matt Damon was unable to commit the time to prep and direct the untitled film that he co-wrote and will star in with John Krasinski, Damon took the script to the director who helmed the last screenplay the actor co-wrote. Last night, Good Will Hunting director Gus Van Sant committed to helm the film, which is on track to start production early April. The project, which got a first draft from Dave Eggers when its title was Gold Mist, is a Capraesque tale in which Damon and Krasinski play rival corporate executives. Damon plays a sales executive who arrives in a small town only to have his whole life called into question. The film will be produced by Damon’s former Live Planet partner Chris Moore, Damon and Krasinski.

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alycakes3924d ago

Yes, I heard about this. I guess Matt Damon just isn't ready or feels like this isn't the story he wants to direct. I think he'll know when the time is right and then he'll do it and that's the way it should be.