Matt Damon Heads To Manchester-By-The-Sea

Reteaming with director Kenneth Lonergan


by James White |
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The last time Matt Damon and director Kenneth Lonergan worked together, the result was the well-regarded Margaret, which got stuck in release limbo for years as producers and financiers argued over its future only to finally arrive to critical acclaim. They’ll be hoping for an easier time of it on their next collaboration, **Manchester-By-The-Sea{ =nofollow}.

Lonergan is working from a script he wrote that finds Damon as a plumber living in Boston who returns home to the titular town when he learns his brother has died. He’s landed with the responsibility of caring for his 16 year-old nephew, but a dark family tragedy from the past comes back to haunt him.

With** Ender’s Game** backers OddLot Entertainment providing the cash to make the film, Lonergan has worked quickly on this one, ramping up pre-production ready to kick off shooting in a month or so. Damon will fit the role into his schedule before he heads off to work on Ridley Scott’s sci-fi drama thriller The Martian**, which itself is now recruiting the rest of its cast. Last on screen in The Monuments Me****n, Damon will next show up as part of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, which lands on November 7.

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