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 the pleasure of sitting down with Matt Damon to talk about his work on Promised Land. The Oscar-winner discussed his new film, returning to writing after winning an Academy Award for Good Will Hunting, co-writing the screenplay with John Krasinski, almost directing the movie himself, researching the subject of fracking, reuniting with director Gus Van Sant, and working with Michael Madsen's favorite actor - Terry Kinney.
To watch our exclusive interview with Matt Damon 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.
To watch our exclusive interview with Rosemarie DeWitt about Promised Land, please click here.
To watch our exclusive interview with John Krasinski about Promised Land, please click here.