Date: 3rd July 2018

Matt Damon to Play Mark Rich in John Krasinski's King of Oil.

Matt Damon is in talks to play the late billionaire Marc Rich in the biopic King of Oil. Universal is developing the movie alongside John Krasinski's Sunday Night Productions. Universal optioned the rights to Daniel Ammann's 2009 biography The King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Marc Rich for Krasinski's company and now the hope is that they can sway Damon to star in the movie adaptation, lending it some major credibility and star power.

Krasinski isn’t officially directing the movie as yet, but he’s coming off a massive hit from this year, horror flick A Quiet Place, and the trade says that the movie could become a helming project in the future.

Source: Press Release