Matt Damon To Star In His Own Directorial Debut As ‘Salesman’

October 20, 2011 by  
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It was only a matter of time until Hollywood A-Lister Matt Damon stepped behind the camera. In what will be his directorial debut, Damon is linked to a script that he co-wrote along with The Office’s John Krasinski, which follows a salesman (played by Damon) who arrives in small town and has his life changed forever.

Not very specific, but with the names attached details should surface soon enough.

Krasinski originally came up with the idea for the film, in which he will co-star, and developed it alongside author Dave Eggers. He then brought in Damon to co-write, who has experience having won an Oscar for his work on the Good Will Hunting script. The duo will be taking their project to Warner Bros, who will doubtlessly accept given the stars involved and the likely low budget. The film does not yet have a title.

This week you can see Damon in Contagion, followed by a voice spot in Happy Feet 2 in December and then Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo due in March.

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