Even as buzz grows for his upcoming race car drama “Ford v. Ferrari,” Matt Damon looks to keep the pedal to the metal: the A-lister is set to star in the Participant Media feature film “Stillwater” with Tom McCarthy directing.
Damon attached himself in May, and the package was quickly acquired by Participant, who previously worked with McCarthy on his Oscar-winning drama “Spotlight.”
“Stillwater” follows an American oil-rig rough neck from Oklahoma, played by Damon, who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter. In the process, he develops a friendship with a local woman and her young daughter and embarks on a personal journey of discovery and a larger sense of belonging in the world.
I'm in. I'm 3/3 with McCarthy as a director so far (granted I have not seen The Cobbler) with Spotlight being a masterpiece and Station Agent not too far behind as well. And on top of that he's probably even a better writer than director. It also totally sounds something that is up his alley and the involvment of Thomas Bidegain makes it only more interesting.
Post by iheartamyadams on Jul 19, 2019 7:09:34 GMT
This is a pretty perfect pairing to me. Can see Damon fitting nicely into his world and he can probably see it too, seeing as how this isn’t the first time he’s tried to get Damon for one of his projects. He was first for Spotlight as well.
He’ll probably be a strong Oscar contender unless the film is a disaster.