CANNES, France—Matt Damon mentioned on Friday he had immersed himself for weeks in Oklahoma with oil rig staff for his function as a disoriented American who travels to France to assist his jailed daughter, in a brand new movie loosely impressed by the real-life Amanda Knox case.
Damon mentioned he hung out driving round and residing with the so-called roughnecks in Oklahoma to understand his character’s mindset in “Stillwater”.
“Being invited into their properties, right into a yard barbecue, a guitar comes out they usually begin singing church songs. It’s a really particular place.. and really completely different to the place I grew up,” Damon informed a information convention after “Stillwater” held its crimson carpet premiere on the world’s greatest cinema competition.
“It was actually eye-opening for me.”
Within the movie, which was screened out of the competition’s important competitors, Damon performs oil employee Invoice Baker, who travels to Marseille, France to go to his estranged pupil daughter Allison in jail.
She is serving time for the homicide of her roommate, echoing the story of American pupil Knox and her then boyfriend who have been convicted and later acquitted of killing British pupil Meredith Kercher at a flat in Perugia, Italy, in 2007.
The movie explores the struggles confronted by Baker out of the country, as he tries to beat cultural and language boundaries to assist Allison, performed by Abigail Breslin, when a brand new lead involves gentle.
Damon mentioned having kids of his personal had additionally helped him relate to Baker, who’s struggling to restore his damaged relationship along with his daughter.
“Since I’ve had youngsters I really feel like every part is much more out there in my job, emotionally talking,” Damon mentioned.
On one go to to Marseille, his character forges a brand new bond with a French youngster, eight-year-old Maya, performed by first-timer Lilou Siauvaud, and her mom.