Gus Van Sant

Matt Damon Pulls Out of Directorial Debut

Actor Matt Damon will not be directing his next movie due to a scheduling conflict.

The Departed star teamed up with John Krasinski to co-write the project and he originally planned on stepping behind the camera to direct the untitled drama, however he has now dropped out after realizing he won’t have enough time for the job.

Damon will still have a star turn in the film but Good Will Hunting director Gus Van Sant has since signed as his replacement.

Van Sant hopes to begin shooting the movie this spring, according to The Hollywood Reporter.