Matt Damon in Talks to Make Directorial Debut with A FOREIGNER
Matt Damon is nearing a deal to make his directorial debut, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The acclaimed actor has entered negotiations to helm Chris Terrio's A FOREIGNER, which is based upon The New Yorker Article 'A Murder Foretold.' The widely-read article "chronicles the true story of a man who is gunned down in Guatemala who leaves behind a videotape after his death implicating the country's president and first lady." The film is being billed as a conspiracy thriller.
A FOREIGNER will be produced by Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch's Film Rites.
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Damon is an Academy Award-winning actor, screenwriter and producer whose extensive film credits include Good Will Hunting, which he co-wrote and starred in with Ben Affleck. Damon and Affleck won the Academy Award and Golden Globe in 1997 for Best Original Screenplay. Additionally, he's appeared in Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Brothers Grimm, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, The Departed, Syriana, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, Invictus, True Grit, The Adjustment Bureau, Contagion, We Bought a Zoo, Promised Land, and most Steven Soderburgh's Behind the Candelabra, opposite Michael Douglas. He most recently was seen in Elysium, opposite Jodie Foster.
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