We reported last month that Warner Bros. purchased Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses, which is being developed for Matt Damon to star in and possibly direct.
Matt Damon recently stated that The Office star John Krasinski will actually star in his directorial debut, which is believed to be Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses. Does that mean Matt Damon is no longer set to direct himself in this adaptation?
Here's what the actor/director had to say below.
"I've got a few things that I really want to direct, and one I'm actually going to start at the first quarter of next year. John Krasinski is in it."
While Matt Damon didn't specifically indicate his directorial debut will be Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses, there is only one other possiblility. The actor is rumored to be directing The Trade, the story of New York Yankees pitchers Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson, whose wife-swapping scandal in 1972 rocked professional baseball.
There has been little movement on this project, and there is even an attempt by Mike Kekich to stop the movie from being made. It seems the smart money on which will be Matt Damon's directorial debut is Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses.
Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses was written by Matthew Aldrich. The story centers around a father and daughter who set off on an enormous crime spree which spans over three states. The script ignited a heated bidding war, with Fox, Paramount, Relativity Media, and Mandate all vying for the project before Warner Bros. won the auction. It isn't known what role John Krasinski may have in this project.