Matt Damon’s Former Directorial Debut Taken Over by Gus Van Sant

Just yesterday, we learned that Matt Damon was stepping away from the project that would mark his directorial debut, but only as helmer of the feature film he wrote with author Dave Eggers, which spawned from an idea the latter hatched with “The Office” star John Krasinski, who in turn wrote the script with Eggers and Damon. At the time, it wasn’t clear if the project would move forward without Damon directing, even though he, Krasinski and Frances McDormand were still on board to star, but now The Playlist is reporting the lead actor’s Good Will Hunting helmer Gus Van Sant has committed to direct. Read on! Briefly, the film is said to follow Damon as a salesman who arrives in a small town only to have his whole life called into question. The story is described as being reminiscent of classic filmmaker Frank Capra (It’s a Wonderful Life) and now …

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