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For “Promised Land,” Gus Van Sant’s new eco-drama, John Krasinksi found himself pulling double duty. Not only is he one of the film’s leads, playing a devilishly charismatic environmental advocate, but he also co-wrote the screenplay with the movie’s other big star, Matt Damon (with some assistance from beloved novelist Dave Eggers). Not too shabby for a guy most people know for his lovably goofy drone on “The Office.”

We got… Continue reading John Krasinski, 'Promised Land' Star, On Matt Damon And His Success From 'The Office'

While you probably wouldn’t know it based on the miniscule amount of advertising done for the film, there’s a new movie that opened this past weekend, which reunites the “Good Will Hunting” team of director Gus Van Sant and co-writer/star Matt Damon. Called “Promised Land,” the film stars John Krasinksi (who co-wrote the screenplay with Damon) and Rosemarie DeWitt, and takes a close look at the controversial energy-extraction process known… Continue reading 'Promised Land' Review: The Pros And Cons Of Matt Damon's New Movie

Hollywood loves a story within a story, and we’ve goot a doozy for you. In the Ben Affleck-starring and directed political thriller Argo — based on the true story of a rescue mission to save six American hostages in Iran during the 1980s — the covert operation worked under the guise of a fake movie production. The screenplay was dubbed Argo

Gus Van Sant Takes Over Former Matt Damon Project, The Promised Land

February 1, 2012

First announced last fall, Matt Damon and John Krasinski are set to team for a drama based on an idea formulated between Krasinski and author/screenwriter Dave Eggers (“A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius”, Away We Go, Where the Wild Things Are). Deadline now reports that Gus Van Sant will direct the project, now with the title The Promised Land.

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Angelina Jolie has responded to claims by Croatian journalist James Braddock that she stole the idea for her new film, ”In the Land of Blood and Honey’ from his book. In a new interview, Jolie told the LA Times that the lawsuit is ‘”par for the course. It happens on almost every film.” Although she says she did draw inspiration from several novels about the Bosnian… Continue reading Angelina Jolie Responds to 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' Lawsuit