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Professional nice guy John Krasinski leaves the safety of cubicle life with his second screenplay, after 2009's Brief Encounters with Hideous Men, and joins forces with A-lister Matt Damon, this is the third movie he's written, and best-selling author Dave Eggers to make Promised Land, a story about fracking, the controversial practice of oil extraction that has its share of supporters and detractors thanks to potentially adverse environmental and health effects.

The movie, directed by Gus Van Sant, who also helmed Damon's two other screenplays, has the Good Will Hunting star play Steve Butler, the affable face of a giant natural gas corporation who is sent to a small impoverished town to sell them on the benefits of his company drilling in their area, only to be met by surprisingly fierce opposition in the form of Krasinski's Dustin Noble (as if there was any debate about what side he's on »

- Andrea Miller

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