‘Promised Land’ Trailer: Matt Damon And John Krasinki Face Off

Gus Van Sant has tackled some touchy subjects in the past, from school shootings to gay rights, but his new movie “Promised Land” is sure to ruffle even more feathers. Corporate America, be warned.

The first theatrical trailer for “Promised Land” has hit the web and it shows that the movie should be able to balance some of its touchy subject matter with an inspirational and uplifting story. The flick stars Matt Damon as a salesman who works alongside Frances McDormand’s land leaser to try to acquire areas of the country rich with natural gas for a multi-billion-dollar corporation. He heads to the struggling fictional town of McKinley and seemingly has convinced them to sell their land when an environmentalist played by John Krasinski shows up and makes both Damon and the town change their perspectives on giving up their country.

As Krasinski’s character says in the trailer, “We’re not fighting for land … we’re fighting for people.”

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