Matt Damon circling project as a potential directing gig.
Deadline reports that Matt Damon is eyeing Matthew Aldrich’s spec script ‘Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses’ with plans to produce, star in and perhaps make his directorial debut with the film.
Aldrich’s script focuses on a man “who goes on the lam with his daughter, his accomplice on a three-state crime spree.” The screenwriter said that he wrote his script on and off, putting it down when he was hired on assignment and picking it back up. “The spec road wasn’t really the plan, I finished the draft, gave it to my manager and new agents, who loved it, and the idea was to attach a director,” he said. “It took off from there.”
Aldrich’s manager Jewerl Ross said, “when one of the biggest movie stars in the world, who also happens to be an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, gets on the phone with your client and offers to protect the writer’s vision and opens his hand to be a creative partner, it’s hard to say no. The money becomes secondary. This script is not the obvious studio movie. There are no explosions. It will require delicate handling. Avoiding years of development hell was our goal.”