John Krasinski’s Movie With Matt Damon Has Coen Brothers Vibe

When word got out back in October that charming and likable actors Matt Damon and John Krasinski were writing a movie together, we were instantly intrigued. Especially since the film was supposed to be Damon’s directorial debut. And while the “We Bought A Zoo” actor’s too busy schedule recently changed that plan, the fact that his “Good Will Hunting” director Gus Van Sant is now at the helm of the film only enhances our initial intrigue.

MTV News was lucky enough to catch up with actor/writer Krasinski recently during the press day for “Big Miracle,” at which time we pressed him for a few details about the film, which follows a salesman who reevaluates his life after moving to a small town.

“It’s a really cool film, it’s a really special film,” Krasinski said. “Having Gus Van Sant come on board to direct it is insane on so many levels. I still haven’t processed it quite yet. Matt unfortunately couldn’t direct because timing and he only has 60,000 projects going that he has to shoot tomorrow, so he couldn’t do it and Gus signed on like eight or ten hours later which was insane. It’s a really fun movie and having him at the helm will really make it perfect I think.”

“I want to see it!” chimed in his “Miracle” co-star Drew Barrymore.

So what’s the tone of the film? Comedy? Drama?

“It’s a little bit of both. I don’t think anyone can do the Coen Brothers kind of thing [like they do], but it’s in that world of there’s a little bit of both,” Krasinski explained. “We’re just throwing everything into these characters. My theory is that if you care about the characters then you care about the movie, so that’s where we’re going with it.”

“I can’t wait,” Barrymore added with enthusiasm.

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