Sit down with stars Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand and producer Chris Moore in this new featurette as they discuss teaming up with director Gus Van Sant (GOOD WILL HUNTING) on their contemporary drama PROMISED LAND – opening in select theatres on December 28th and nationwide on January 4th, 2013. Fracking is only just the backdrop to this smart character-driven piece that reunites Damon with Van Sant. And, as we all know, when those two get together, beautiful music is made.
Matt Damon plays Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to close a key rural town in his company’s expansion plans. With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company’s offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Hal Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (John Krasinski), as well as the interest of a local woman (Rosemarie DeWitt). Promised Land explores America at the crossroads where big business and the strength of small-town community converge
Take a look at the sparkling featurette below. For a full list of theatres opening on December 28, go here.