Matt Damon may direct drama co-written by 'Office' actor John Krasinski
Actor Matt Damon might soon be in the director's seat for an untitled drama he co-wrote with "The Office" star John Krasinski.
The two actors would also star in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which may start shooting in the spring. The industry paper notes that the film is similar to Erin Brockovich, but the actual script details are limited.
In the film Damon would play a salesman who moves to a small town and has his life changed. Krasinski reportedly developed the idea for the film with author Dave Eggers.
This is not the only project Damon has lined up for directing. He also signed on to direct the movie "Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses." It is not clear which film will mark the actor's directorial debut.
It was announced earlier this month that Damon will star opposite Michael Douglas in the new HBO film "Behind the Candelabra," a biopic about iconic flamboyant pianist Liberace.
The movie will give viewers a "behind-the-scenes look at the tempestuous relationship between legendary entertainer Liberace and Scott Thorson, his younger live-in lover," producers said in a statement released by HBO Films on Tuesday, October 11.
Douglas will play Liberace while Damon is set to star as Thorson. The director of "Behind the Candelabra" is Steven Soderbergh, who directed Damon in "Contagion" in "Ocean's Eleven" and its sequels and Douglas in "Traffic" and "Solitary Man." He also helmed the films "Erin Brockovich" and "Sex, Lies, and Videotape." The script for "Behind The Candelabra" was written by "Water For Elephants" screenwriter Richard LaGravenese.
Damon latest film "We Bough A Zoo" with Scarlett Johansson, is set for release on December 23.