24 September 2012 9:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The trailer for "Promised Land," co-written and co-starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, gives audiences everywhere a taste of the moral concerns that will be tackled in Gus Van Sant's latest directorial venture.   Steve Butler (Damon) believes we all have our price as his company sends him to a small, rural town with his sales partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to acquire drilling rights to its farmers' properties. "I thought it would be harder. It's too easy," McDormand says in the video, to which Krasinski's and Hal Holbrook's characters step forward and refute.    If the trailer tells us anything, it's that nothing is ever quite so simple; complications quickly arise between what the natural gas company looks to achieve and what values the townspeople yearn to perpetuate. That, and Damon knows how to pick up women in bars -- but Krasinski might be better at keeping them.     »


- Justin Krajeski

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