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Scoot McNairy Joins New Lynn Shelton Pic 'Touchy Feely' With Ellen Page And Rosemarie DeWitt & Gus Van Sant's 'Promised Land'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2012 12:17 PM
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A new Lynn Shelton movie appears to be brewing out of nowhere, while the latest from Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon has added an actor, and at the center of it all is rising "Monsters" star Scoot McNairy.

Hal Holbrook Joins Gus Van Sant's 'Promised Land' With Matt Damon; Plot Details Emerge

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2012 6:11 PM
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While Hal Holbrook hasn't lacked for work in his career on both the big and small screen reaching back to the '60s, his late-stage jobs have earned him the most notice. He nabbed an Academy Award nomination in 2007 for "Into The Wild" and since then, did an arc on "Sons Of Anarchy," led the critically acclaimed but somewhat overlooked "That Evening Sun" and recently wrapped "Lincoln" with Steven Spielberg. Now he's going to spend his spring with another acclaimed director, Gus Van Sant, and his casting has also led to some plot details finally emerging.

Rosemarie DeWitt Heads To Gus Van Sant's 'Promised Land' With Matt Damon & John Krasinski

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2012 3:21 PM
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After a slight bit of turmoil earlier in the year when Matt Damon dropped out of the director's chair, and Warner Bros. bailed on backing the picture (Focus Features and Participant are now teaming to produce), everything is back on track for "The Promised Land." Gus Van Sant will direct and John Krasinski, who penned the script with Damon based off an idea by Dave Eggers, will also star. And now they've got another great addition.

Gus Van Sant/Matt Damon's 'Promised Land' Goes To Focus & Participant; 'Rust And Bone' With Marion Cotillard Lands At Sony Pictures Classics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2012 7:11 PM
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Sundance may be over and the European Film Market may just be a short way off, but that doesn't mean the dealmaking takes a break. Two very high profile films have landed new homes this afternoon.

Frances McDormand Joins John Krasinski In Matt Damon's Directorial Debut

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 20, 2011 12:00 PM
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They are still, as far as we're aware, the best of pals, but it's hard not to see a vague sense of rivalry between Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. After all, they arrived together, the disgustingly young stars and writers of "Good Will Hunting," winning an Oscar for their trouble with the script, and swiftly became Hollywood's hottest properties. Initially it was Affleck who looked to be the bigger star, with "Armageddon" and "Shakespeare in Love" arriving in quick succession, but he soon became stuck in the likes of "Paycheck" and "Gigli," while Damon became a megastar thanks to "The Bourne Identity" and has barely put a foot wrong since.

Tom Hardy Joins Shia LaBeouf In John Hillcoat's Revived Prohibition Drama 'The Promised Land'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 8, 2010 5:35 AM
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