Matt Damon's Dramatic 'Promised Land'
By DAVID WEINER
September 21, 2012
Matt Damon reunites with his Good Will Hunting director Gus Van Sant for a new drama about the American heartland, and we have a first look at the trailer!
In theaters December 28, Promised Land casts Matt as Steve Butler, a corporate salesman sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to close drilling rights in a key rural town in his company's expansion plans.
Hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, Butler's generous offer seems too good to be true. But the seemingly slam-dunk deal becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (played by Hal Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another local (played John Krasinski), not to mention some romantic interest in Butler from a local teacher (Rosemarie DeWitt). Will the deal fall through? Or has Butler lost perspective between right and wrong?