Matt Damon in fracking promoter role in anti-fracking film
Director Gus Van Sant's anti-fracking movie starring Matt Damon just got its first trailer.
Damon and John Krasinski take lead roles and share scriptwriting duties for Promised Land.
The movie is expected to hit North American theaters on December 28, just in time to make a run at the 2013 Oscars.
Damon portrays a salesman for a natural gas company who is sent with a colleague (Frances McDormand) to convince farmers to give up their land for a type of gas extraction called fracking.
Things do not go as planned, however, as Damon's character, who was raised on a farm, is faced with growing criticism from the local community, leading him to recant his greedy ways.
Watch the trailer here: