Matt Damon Cast in The Good Shepherd

Matt Damon is set to replace Leonardo DiCaprio in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd.

Written by Forrest Gump scripter Eric Roth, The Good Shepherd follows James Wilson, a Yale graduate recruited as one of the founders of the CIA. The character is said to be based on the legendarily shrewd but paranoid counterintelligence chief James Jesus Angleton. The story spans Wilson’s 40-year career through the Cold War and details the emotional toll it takes on the man and his family.

Di Niro will produce, direct and star in the movie.

Universal Pictures remains committed to distribute the film in North America with Morgan Creek negotiating a deal to handle the film’s foreign rights.

If all goes to plan the film should start filming in March.

Source: Variety

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