The first trailer for Gus Van Sant's latest film Promised Land has arrived online. The film stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski who co-wrote the script and finds the duo butt heads over drilling rights in a rural town.
Here's the official synopsis:
Mr. Damon plays Steve Butler, a corporate salesman who arrives in a rural town with his sales partner, Sue Thomason (Ms. McDormand). With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company’s offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Mr. Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (Mr. Krasinski) who counters Steve both personally and professionally.
The film co-stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook and Frances McDormand and is slated for a limited release on December 28 before expanding in January.