Rosemarie DeWitt Talks PROMISED LAND and Aaron Sorkin’s NEWSROOM; Reveals She Plays a Litigator on More Than One Episode

     December 27, 2012

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Opening this weekend in limited release is director Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land.  The film stars Matt Damon and Frances McDormand as natural gas salesmen who try to prey on an economic town in decline only to have their mission complicated by the citizens they encounter and an environmentalist played by John Krasinski.  Damon and Krasinski wrote the screenplay, and the film deals heavily with the consequences of fracking.  The film also stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook, Scoot McNairy, and Titus Welliver.  For more on Promised Land, here are seven clips and the trailer.

During the recent Los Angeles press day I got to speak with DeWitt.  She talked about what surprised her when researching fracking, how she got cast, what were Damon and Krasinski like on set as they wrote the script, Sundance, and more.  In addition, she also talked about being in a few episodes of the second season of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom and revealed she plays a litigator since AWM is being sued.  Hit the jump to watch.

If you missed my video interview with Matt Damon, click here.

Rosmarie DeWitt:

  • Sundance talk
  • How did she get involved in Promised Land.  Talks about how it came up very last minute and doing a chemistry read with Damon.
  • What surprised her when researching fracking
  • How were Damon and Krasinski on set in terms of watching every line as they wrote the script
  • What has it been like working on Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom and who does she play.  Reveals she plays a litigator as AWM is being sued and she’s in a few episodes

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