[Movies] Matt Damon in Talks to Make Directorial Debut with The Foreigner Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.28.2013
From the writer of Argo…
Deadline reports that Matt Damon is in talks to direct his first feature, The Foreigner, for Paramount.
The film is based on an April 4, 2008 article in the New Yorker, "A Murder Foretold," by David Grann. The script was written by the Academy Award-winning writer of Argo, Chris Terrio.
The story details corruption and a series of high-level murders in Guatemala that reached all the way to the country's president. A video was circulated that implicated the president, his wife, and other close aides in the killing of wealthy businessman, Rodrigo Rosenberg.
The project will be produced by Film Rites' Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch and Indian Paintbrush's Steven Rales and Mark Roybal. Grann and Indian Paintbrush's Michael Pruss are co-producers on the film.