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Matt Damon takes up directorial debut for drama co-written by John Krasinski

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Matt Damon is likely to mark his directorial debut for the new movie project. ‘True Grit’ actor, Matt Damon has signed on to direct an untitled drama which he cro-wrote the screenplay with the ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ actor John Krasinski.

Reportedly, the drama is set in the vein of 2000’s legal drama ‘Erin Brockovich’ which brings Julia Roberts to win the Oscar for the Best Actress. However, the plot focuses on a salesman which will be played by Damon. The idea of the story is that the salesman comes to small town where his life changes, the topic are developed by John and author Dave Eggers.

As per the sources, John Krasinski will also star in the movie, where the production might start in this spring. Adding to this, he serves being the lens and take on the lead role, besides Damon will serve as producer along with Chris Moore. Although, there is not title set for the movie of Matt Damon/John Krasinski drama but it is moving forward at Warner Bros. Pictures and will produced under Krasinski’s banner, ‘Sunday Night’.

A year ago, Matt was given a chance to direct ‘Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimos Kisses’ which is a crime drama written by Matthew Aldrich. Moreover, it is still unclear which project is set to being first but multiple insiders has revealed that Damon will be likely making his directorial debut through the Krasinski project.

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