Denise Warner
September 21, 2012 AT 10:05 PM EDT

The trailer for the Matt Damon and John Krasinski penned Promised Land has hit the Internet.

Damon and Krasinksi also star in the film, about a natural gas company salesman (Damon) trying to convince farmers in a small town to sell their land for fracking (a complicated term that basically means extracting natural gas and oil) rights. Krasinski plays a farmer wary of Damon’s pitch. The movie also features Frances McDormand and Hal Holbrook. Watch the video below!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHQt1NAkhIo&w=510

Promised Land recently moved its release date up to Dec. 28, for an awards-qualifying run in theaters.

Related:

‘Promised Land,’ starring and written by Matt Damon and John Krasinski, gets Oscar-qualifying release

Matt Damon postpones directing; Gus Van Sant steps in

Update: We’re idiots! It’s not “drilling.” Apologies.

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