Opening in New York and Los Angeles theaters on December 28th, and in wide release on January 4th is the new film Promised Land from director Gus Van Sant (Milk), which was written by Oscar-winner Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) and John Krasinski (Nobody Walks), and was based on a story by Dave Eggers (Where the Wild Things Are). In addition to Damon and Krasinski, the film features an excellent cast of actors that includes Oscar-winner Frances McDormand (Fargo), Rosemarie DeWitt (Your Sister's Sister), Terry Kinney (Sleepers), Titus Welliver (Argo), Scoot McNairy (Killing Them Softly), Lucas Black (Get Low), and Hal Holbrook (All the President's Men).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Rosemarie DeWitt to talk about her work on Promised Land. The acclaimed actress discussed her new film, working on a Gus Van Sant set, the issue of fracking, what happens in small American communities, reuniting with her Nobody Walks co-star John Krasinski, and why Matt Damon is the nicest/hardest working person in Hollywood.
To watch our exclusive interview with Rosemarie DeWitt about Promised Land, please click on the video player above.
Corporate salesperson Steve Butler (Damon) and his sales partner Sue Thomason (McDormand) visits a rural town to buy drilling rights from local residents who seek relief after the recent economic decline. They encounter resistance from a schoolteacher (Holbrook), who is supported by a grassroots campaign organized by a man (Krasinski) who seeks to rival Butler.
Promised Land opens in New York and Los Angeles theaters on December 28th, and in wide release on January 4th.