Gus Van Sant remains one of the highest-profile gay filmmakers working today, and even though his new movie Promised Land is an eco-drama about fracking (an "issue film," as some have called it) with nary a mention of the Lgbt community, it's impossible to think of Van Sant without remembering his gay-interest films: Mala Noche, My Own Private Idaho, Elephant, and Milk.
Promised Land marks the director's return to another hallmark of his career: Matt Damon. Damon, who scored an Oscar with Ben Affleck for writing Van Sant's film Good Will Hunting, cowrote Promised Land's script with The Office star John Krasinski. Together they lead a cast that includes Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Hal Holbrook in a fabulous supporting turn.
We caught up with the 60-year-old director for a quick chat about Krasinski and Affleck's writing dynamic, his favorite new gay movie, and the best casting decision of his career. »
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