"Script issues" are supposedly to blame for Matt Damon's decision not to direct his first film, although he's reportedly still game to star in the film, according to Vulture. Damon's decision to forego directing duties on the untitled movie -- which is the brainchild of John Krasinski and Dave Eggers -- is all the stranger since Damon co-wrote the script with Eggers (of McSweeney's fame).
Perhaps Damon didn't want to wear three hats in the film, in which he'd play a salesman whose arrival in a small town changes his life. (And, presumably, vice versa, given the way these things usually play out.)

Krasinski and Frances McDormand were also set to star, although the fate of the project seems up in the air. The obvious suggestion: Get Oscar-sharing buddy Ben Affleck to direct.

[via Vulture]

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