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Promised Land Script

Promised Land Script

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Published by Lachlan Markay
The script for Promised Land, a forthcoming film written by and starring Matt Damon.
The script for Promised Land, a forthcoming film written by and starring Matt Damon.

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Published by: Lachlan Markay on Nov 14, 2012
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PROMISED LANDWritten byJohn Krasinskiand Matt DamonStory by Dave Eggers
INT. ORNATE RESTAURANT, NYC - DAY11We open on a mirror in a beautiful, ornate bathroom.Suddenly a man comes up from below frame with water drippingoff his face. A bathroom attendant leans in and turns thefaucet off for him as he hands him a towel. The man says“Thank you”. This is STEVE BUTLER. A man in his late 30’s,handsome, and reminiscent of a guy you went to college with.As he dries his face he looks at himself. After a long beathe takes a deep breath. And walks out into:An enormous beautiful main room of a restaurant. We followSteve as he walks through the restaurant that drips with goldleaf and marble. As we take in this almost surreal room...the title card comes up across the screen.PROMISED LANDWe follow the man as he finally arrives at his table. Therea man sits checking his blackberry. This is David Churchill,a man in his early 50’sand the CFOof Global CrosspowerSolutions; one of the largest energy corporations in thecountry. An impeccably dressed waitress comes to the tablebehind Steve.WAITRESSCan I get either of you gentlemenanything else?DAVIDYou want another drink?STEVEI’m fine thanks.DAVID(To waitress)We’ll have another bottle of theChateau Margaux.Waitress leaves.DAVIDYou’ll be fine!David checks his watch.DAVIDListen, I’m sorry Michael isn’there yet. His plane was delayedgetting into Teterboro.STEVEOh, that’s no problem.1
DAVIDHe likes to meet every executivecandidate, it’s kind of atradition... or a neuroses.STEVEWell, that’s nice of him.DAVIDIt is actually. Until he does hisone joke. “I thought you said he wasn’t handsome.”Steve laughs.DAVIDAn oldie but a goodie.The waitress comes back with the bottle of wine and showsDavid the label. He nods.DAVIDWhat time you heading out tomorrow?STEVEWell, Sue’s already there. I wasactually going to catch the lastbus tonight. Be there to getstarted first thing tomorrow morning.DAVIDSue Thomason, right? Jesus! That was the first thing they said aboutyou two. You don’t stop.STEVEWell, I don’t know about that.DAVIDI do. It’s why we’re talking rightnow.DAVID(Tastes wine. To waitress)Great. (toSteve as she pours)When we called the office out Westyou were the only name they gaveus.STEVEWell, that’s really nice.Waitress exits.2

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