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Matt Damon to make his directorial debut on a project he wrote with that guy from The Office

10.20.2011
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You knew it was coming eventually - The Matt Damon directed film. And, like Clooney before him, Damon is set to direct a film with "The Office" star John Krasinski. Damon and Krasinski co-wrote the script based on idea the latter cooked up with author Dave Eggers.

Whoa, whoa, slow down. Damon, Krasinski, Eggers?... So Damon and Krasinski, both Boston boys, became friends after the former starred with Emily Blunt, Krasinski's wife, in THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU. Eggers and Krasinski met on AWAY WE GO, a film Eggers wrote and Krasinski starred in. Somehow they all came together on this untitled drama that's set up at Warner Bros.

The film would star Damon as a salesman who "arrives in a small town only to have his life changed." That doesn't tell us much but the project is also described as something like ERIN BROCKOVICH (a film from frequent Damon collaborator Steven Soderbergh).

Damon looks to begin filming on his directorial debut next spring while his new buddy Krasinski is on his "The Office" hiatus. Meanwhile, somewhere Ben Affleck sheds a single tear.

Extra Tidbit: I just like using that Bald Matt Damon photo because it makes me feel better about myself. Sorry Matt.
Source: THR

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12:01PM on 10/20/2011
Granted, did not enjoy Krasinski's other writing effort, mainly because his monologue at the end wanted to make me claw my ears and ears out, but this could be nice little character movie that eases damon into the directing world
Granted, did not enjoy Krasinski's other writing effort, mainly because his monologue at the end wanted to make me claw my ears and ears out, but this could be nice little character movie that eases damon into the directing world
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11:42AM on 10/20/2011
Looking forward to it. Affleck doesn´t really have to shed any tears though, his directing career has been excellent so far.
Looking forward to it. Affleck doesn´t really have to shed any tears though, his directing career has been excellent so far.
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10:15AM on 10/20/2011
I've been waiting for Damon's directorial debut. I remember reading about when he talked about Bourne and if Greengrass didn't come back to direct, he would have thought to direct another Bourne himself. Damon can't let down. He's talented and ambitious, willing to experiment with independent films and blockbuster films at the same time. His results has been great so far.
I've been waiting for Damon's directorial debut. I remember reading about when he talked about Bourne and if Greengrass didn't come back to direct, he would have thought to direct another Bourne himself. Damon can't let down. He's talented and ambitious, willing to experiment with independent films and blockbuster films at the same time. His results has been great so far.
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