Matt Damon Teams with ‘Spotlight’ Director Tom McCarthy on New Film (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Matt Damon Teams with ‘Spotlight’ Director Tom McCarthy on New Film (Exclusive)
Even as buzz grows for his upcoming race car drama “Ford v. Ferrari,” Matt Damon looks to keep the pedal to the metal: the A-lister is set to star in the Participant Media feature film “Stillwater” with Tom McCarthy directing.

Damon attached himself in May, and the package was quickly acquired by Participant, who previously worked with McCarthy on his Oscar-winning drama “Spotlight.”

Stillwater” follows an American oil-rig rough neck from Oklahoma, played by Damon, who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter. In the process, he develops a friendship with a local woman and her young daughter and embarks on a personal journey of discovery and a larger sense of belonging in the world.
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