By LILY TINOCO | Reporter
Palisadian Matt Damon is set to appear alongside actress Abigail Breslin in “Stillwater,” a crime-drama film directed by Tom McCarthy.
The film follows Bill Baker (Damon), an American oil-rigger from Oklahoma who travels to France to visit his daughter Allison (Breslin) who is imprisoned 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,” according to Variety. “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.”
Production for the film was announced in 2019 when Damon was spotted across Oklahoma, specifically Coyle in Logan County. He was reportedly seen in town in June 2019 for film research.
Preliminary production began October 31, 2019, and consisted of filming at Coyle’s public schools and in other parts of town.
The film’s original release date was set for November 6, 2020, but the date was pulled from the schedule. There currently isn’t a release date for the film, it is in post-production.
Fans can also look forward to Damon’s most recent project as he remains booked and busy.
Damon is working with Steven Soderbergh (“Ocean’s Eleven, “Contagion”) for his latest HBO Max crime-thriller “No Sudden Move.” This will be the ninth time Damon works with Soderbergh.
Filming began this past September, Damon was added to the cast in October.
Damon reportedly took on a cameo role alongside a star-studded cast that includes Jon Hamm, Benicio Del Toro, Kieran Culkin, Julia Fox and more.
“No Sudden Move” is set in Detroit in 1955 and follows a group of criminals who are hired to steal a document—leading them through obstacles in a race-torn city.
In the meantime, Damon can be seen alongside Christian Bale in the Fox-Disney drama “Ford v Ferrari,” directed by James Mangold, which opened on November 15, 2019, in theaters. The film can be streamed on HBO Max and all HBO platforms.
Rotten Tomatoes critics have it trending at 92% at the time the paper went to print.
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