Gus Van Sant is stepping in to replace Matt Damon at the helm of the $15 million untitled feature Damon was due to make his directing debut on reports Deadline.
Damon and “The Office” actor John Krasinski are both starring in the film and co-wrote the script from a first draft Krasinski and Dave Eggers hatched.
Previously titled “Gold Mist”, Damon plays a sales executive who arrives in a small town only to have his whole life called into question. Krasinski plays a rival exec while the tone is said to be very Capra-esque.
The pair and Chris Moore will produce. Shooting kicks off in April.