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Damon eyes up Brockovich-type film

Published 20/10/2011 | 11:52

Matt Damon is planning to make his directorial debut
Matt Damon is planning to make his directorial debut

Matt Damon is set to make his directorial debut with an "Erin Brockovich-style" drama.

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The Bourne star had been rumoured to take charge of thriller Father Daughter Time: A Tale Of Armed Robbery And Eskimo Kisses, but is now thought to be setting his eye on an untitled project about a town being poisoned, said The Hollywood Reporter.

John Krasinski - who pitched the idea and co-wrote the script - is said to be in talks to star alongside Matt.

Matt will apparently play a salesman, who arrives in a small town only to have his whole life changed. Details about John's role have not been revealed.

Ben Affleck and The Adjustment Bureau's Chris Moore are helping to produce the film, which is expected to start production in spring 2012, with Matt and John.

Matt is currently filming Elysium with director Neill Blomkamp, which will be followed by the biopic about flamboyant pianist Liberace, marking his sixth collaboration with Steven Soderbergh.

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