Matt Damon charms as a keen businessman in the first trailer for “Promised Land,” released by Feature Films through Apple on Friday.
His mission: convince farmers in a small, rural town to sell their land for “fracking,” or drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks and release natural gas.
John Krasinki (of “The Office” fame) also stars as a skeptical local alongside Hal Holbrook, who plays the wise town elder.
The conflict: Will fracking save or destroy the town?
“Promised Land” opens nationwide on Dec. 28. Watch some serious Damon persuasion in the trailer below: