Matt Damon is about to star in ‘Stillwater’.
The 48-year-old actor will workforce up with director Tom McCarthy for the brand new challenge, which sees him enjoying an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma, who travels to France to go to his estranged daughter.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Stillwater’ follows the story of Matt’s character in Marseille in France, the place his daughter has been imprisoned for a homicide she claims she did not commit.
Faced with language obstacles, cultural variations and a sophisticated authorized system, Matt’s character – who stays unnamed as of the time of writing – makes it his private mission to exonerate his daughter, and within the course of, develops a friendship with an area lady and her younger daughter.
The story is alleged to be one which explores a private journey of discovery and a bigger sense of belonging on the planet.
Production on the flick is about to begin in August, with Jonathan King, Liza Chasin, and Tom McCarthy producing, whereas the late Steve Golin can even be receiving a posthumous producing credit score.
Jeff Skoll and Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda will govt produce, whereas Participant Media are producing and financing the film by Amblin Partners.
For Matt, ‘Stillwater’ will not be the one movie by which he is set to play a personality who works within the oil business, as final yr it was reported he can be taking over the lead function in ‘The King of Oil’, a biographical flick primarily based on the autobiography ‘The King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Marc Rich’, written by Daniel Ammann.
Matt would star as Marc Rich, a fugitive billionaire commodities dealer that was pardoned by President Bill Clinton on his final day in workplace, in what proved to be a controversial resolution for the chief.
Marc turned richest and strongest commodities dealer of the century, and in 1983 he was indicted on 65 felony counts, together with tax evasion.
The autobiography additionally detailed Marc’s unlawful dealings with Iran through the hostage disaster and his quiet cooperation with the Cuban, Israeli and US governments.
Marc by no means confronted a decide or jury for his crimes as he was in Switzerland when he was indicted and remained overseas till his passing in 2013 on the age of 78.