Promised Land

Promised Land

Release Date: 2012-12-28
NYC and/or LA Release



Film Genre(s): Drama

United States


Written by John Krasinski and Matt Damon and based on a story by Dave Eggers. Matt Damon plays Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to close a key rural town in his company’s expansion plans. With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company’s offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Hal Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (John Krasinski), as well as the interest of a local woman (Rosemarie DeWitt).


  • Focus Features announces that production has officially started. - 2012-04-24