Trailer for Promised Land

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 2:15 pm

The first trailer for the Gus Van Sant drama Promised Land has arrived. Starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski the story revolves around a natural gas salesman who experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town where his company wants to tap into available resources. Promised Land is slated for wide release on January 11, 2013.

Promised Land is the new contemporary drama directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk). Matt Damon plays Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to close a key rural town in his company’s expansion plans. With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company’s offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Hal Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (John Krasinski), as well as the interest of a local woman (Rosemarie DeWitt). Promised Land explores America at the crossroads where big business and the strength of small-town community converge.