Matt Damon, ‘Spotlight’ Director Tom McCarthy Team for Drama ‘Stillwater’

Collider | 7/18/2019 | Jeff Sneider
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Matt Damon is gunning for another Oscar, as he has signed on to star in Tom McCarthy‘s drama Stillwater, which is heating up at Participant Media.

Damon will play Bill, an American oil rig worker from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille, France 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.

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The Damon-McCarthy pairing has been rumored for months, ever since the duo were photographed together in Oklahoma in early June. That lines up with Variety’s report, which had Damon attaching himself to the project in May. Participant moved quickly to jump on the Stillwater package after working with McCarthy on his Best Picture winner Spotlight, which Damon had been poised to star in at one point.

“This is a wonderful script, centered on universal themes of connection and the search for truth, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring it to audiences around the world,” Participant CEO David Linde told Variety.

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