Warner Bros. is finalizing the purchase of Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses, after a bidding was with four other studios. And they’re doing it all with Matt Damon in mind. Deadline reports that Damon will soon announce he’s starring in the film, and he also has his eye on making his directorial debut with the project. Can’t he just be happy for Ben Affleck‘s success, rather than constantly trying to mimic it?
The film focuses on a man who goes on a state-by-state crime spree with his daughter. Writer Matthew Aldrich calls it “not high concept, it’s a smallish, very personal, dark but playful road movie about a father and daughter.”
There isn’t enough info on the script to love or hate the idea, but getting Matt Damon behind the camera will garner some attention from the film world. He’s nabbed an Oscar for screenwriting, and he’s one of the biggest actors in the world, so the bar will be set pretty high for him, and a “smallish” picture like this sounds like a great place to start. If he nails this pic, he’ll be in the esteemed air of Kevin Smith and M. Night Shyamalan in no time.