Matt Damon and Gus Van Sant have worked together in the past on a little movie called Good Will Hunting. Which, if you haven’t seen it, it’s pretty amazing. It was very well directed and written, good enough so that Damon went and won himself on Oscar. Now, the two have teamed up to work on The Promised Land, from  a script developed by Damon and John Krasinski to tackle the issue of frakking. I’m not sure what that is because I don’t keep up on my current events, but check out the synopsis and the trailer below. Let’s see if this can lead to Oscar territory again.

Synopsis: A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.

The Promised Land is expected for a January 11, 2013 release.

Thanks to Empire for the heads up.