Pittsburgh's next wave of major film projects is close to being announced.
"Promised Land," starring and written in part by Matt Damon, is looking to start filming soon in Pittsburgh, the Tribune-Review has learned. Gus Van Sant is slated to direct the small-budget film, which Deadline.com reported will cost about $15 million. Included as a producer is Chris Moore. The three worked together on the 1997 picture, "Good Will Hunting."
Officials with Focus Features, which acquired rights to the film with Participant Media, declined to comment.
Pennsylvania makes available up to $60 million in tax credits each year for filmmakers to apply toward 25 percent of production expenses in Pennsylvania, provided they spend at least 60 percent of their total budget in the state.