Matt Damon has elevated fears about his new drama Stillwater staying falsely promoted as a Taken-model thriller.
The film stars Damon as a blue-collar employee who attempts to exonerate his daughter from a murder demand while she is imprisoned in France.
“When my producer instructed me about the motion picture, and what it is about, it is a person who goes to preserve his daughter, I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s gonna be a franchise thing?” Damon explained on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast this week.
The actor became worried that Stillwater would be presented in a related light-weight in order to tap into Taken‘s existing audience.
“That’s why I fret if they market it also substantially like a thriller,” Damon informed Maron.
Even so, he also voiced his appreciation of the films that Stillwater may possibly be falsely compared to.
“Those movies are terrific,” he mentioned. “I’m the initial guy, when Liam Neeson’s like, ‘I have a extremely particular established of abilities,’ I’m like, ‘Fuck you dude, yeah. Let’s go! Let us get ‘em.’”
Damon admitted that he was sharing his issues as an actor as opposed to a producer. Having said that, he additional: “There are usually these debates about do you bait and change? Do you consider to get people today in the theatre and then they are so wowed by the movie?”
He ongoing: “I’ve in no way ever thought that. I imagine you have received to be fully straightforward with the audience. This is what this movie is.”
Stillwater been given its planet premiere at Cannes this month. It obtained a standing ovation, which moved Damon visibly to tears at the time.
“I believe we’ll all appear again and try to remember this minute of launching out of COVID. And what a way to do it,” he advised The Hollywood Reporter.
“To be in the same space with 1,000 other individuals who are strangers, but are also element of the same community because we all adore the exact thing… it was this kind of a fantastic reminder of why we do this.”
Stillwater will be introduced in the Uk on August 6.