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Matt Damon to get behind the camera for John Krasinski drama
Now that Ben Affleck has become an acclaimed director who can be found behind the camera more often than in front of it, is his buddy Matt Damon finally ready to make his long-awaited directorial debut?
Putting the long-in-the-works "Father Daughter Time" on hold, Damon is planning to make his helming debut with an untitled drama that will star "The Office" dreamboat John Krasinski. The two will co-write the film, based on an idea by Krasinksi and cult author-screenwriter Dave Eggers ("Where the Wild Things Are"). Eggers wrote "Away We Go," which starred Krasinski and Maya Rudolph as a young couple expecting their first baby.
Although details are scarce on the new film, Variety reveals that Damon would star as a low-level salesman whose life is turned upside-down after arriving in a new town. Krasinski's part is currently under wraps.
Krasinski, who wrote and directed "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men" in 2009. He was recently seen in "Something Borrowed."
Damon, last seen in Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion," has a busy schedule coming up: He will soon appear in Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo," and is currently shooting Neil Blomkamp's "District 9" follow-up "Elysium," before co-starring in Soderbergh's Liberace biopic for HBO.