Abigail Breslin to join Matt Damon for Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Abigail Breslin, Stillwater, Matt Damon

After reprising her role as Little Rock for director Ruben Fleischer's ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP and starring as Tabitha for Phillip Clark Davis' SATURDAY AT THE STARLIGHT, it's been announced that Abigail Breslin will join Matt Damon for a role in director Tom McCarthy's STILLWATER.

The project hails from Participant Media and follows an American oil-rig rough neck from Oklahoma, played by Damon, who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter (Breslin). In the process, he develops a friendship with a local woman and her young daughter and embarks on a personal journey of discovery and a larger sense of belonging in the world. (via Variety)

STILLWATER is set to be produced by Participant Media as well as Anonymous Content, Liza Chasin, Jonathan King, Tom McCarthy and the late Steve Golin, who passed away on April 21, 2019, after a battle with Ewing sarcoma. McCarthy co-wrote the script with Thomas Bidegain and Noé Debré, which has Jeff Skoll and Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda boarding the high-profile project as executive producers.

Meanwhile, Breslin's next theatrical outing will find her re-teaming with Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone for ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP. When the film arrives in theaters on October 11, the aforementioned zombie-bashing crew move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

Joining the original cast for life after the apocalypse are Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Thomas Middleditch, Avan Jogia, Luke Wilson, with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd rumored to appear as well.

Source: Variety

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