Matt Damon, seen looking suitably director-y in the header image (“More intensity!”), is considering making his debut behind the camera with the extensively named Father Daughter Time: A Tale Of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses, in which he would also star.
The script, a recent big-money spec buy for Warner Bros, concerns a man who goes on a crime spree across three States with his young sprog not only in tow, but acting as his accomplice. (Don’t they grow up fast these days?). The rights auction was hard-fought and actually had Damon and his producing partner Chris Moore bidding against Warners at one point, though since they already had a first look agreement already in place with the studio, have now pulled themselves onboard the project written by Cleaner‘s Matthew Adrich.
Given the high stakes bidding involved for the script, it’ll be interesting to see the material that Damon has earmarked for his first directorial job: Adrich describes his story as “[…]not high concept, it’s a smallish, very personal, dark but playful road movie about a father and daughter.” With Ben Affleck rediscovering critical appreciation since taking director duties on his most recent films, the big question will surely be how Damon’s eye rates against that of his best friend.[via Collider and Deadline]