In the film, two salesmen (Matt Damon and John Krasinski) attempt to lease a small town’s land in order to drill for oil. McNairy will play a farmer who leads his town in opposing the salesmen. This is the latest in a slew of good roles for McNairy, who will also be appearing in the upcoming Warner Bros drama “Argo”.
The pic is being produced by Krasinski and Damon in tandem with Focus Features.
McNairy is represented by ICM.