How did the idea come about for the film?
Krasinski: I had the idea about two years ago, and I wanted to tell a story about community, and fracking is a high-stakes issue where there's a lot to gain and a lot to lose. So that's the idea that I brought to Matt, and we started writing right away.
Rosemarie, can you tell me a little bit about the character you play in the film?
DeWitt: I play Alice, she's a school teacher from the small town where Matt Damon comes in to drill for natural gas. Then John Krasinski comes in, and there's a bit of love triangle between the three of them.
John, how did you end up working with Matt?
Krasinski: I met Matt during Adjustment Bureau, which he worked on with my wife. We went on some double dates and we got to know each other really well.
And who are you guys wearing tonight?
Krasinski: Calvin Klein.
DeWitt: J. Mendel.
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