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Matt Damon is joining the club of actors-turned-directors. Like his pals George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Denzel Washington, the Academy-Award winner is set to direct a feature film, a drama written by The Office star John Krasinski.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Damon will also star in the film, (which is said to be similar to the inspiring legal drama Erin Brockovich) about a traveling salesman (Damon) who arrives in a small town only to have his life changed. Written and produced by Krasinksi's production company, Sunday Night, the movie is expected to have a spring 2012 start date with Warner Bros.
Damon, 41, has been reportedly looking for a potential directorial debut vehicle for a while now. He also has another film -- Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses -- greenlit for production at Waner Bros., but sources say he will helm the untitled Krasinski drama first.
In addition to his directing plans, Damon is scheduled to star in Liberace, his good friend Steven Soderbergh's biopic of the flamboyant pianist for HBO Films.
When he finally sits in the director's chair, Damon will have all eyes on him, since Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck, The Ides of March) Affleck (Gone Baby Gone, The Town) and Washington (Antwone Fisher) were all critical hits. Can Damon successfully transition into a director as well?