Matt Damon is following best pal Ben Affleck to the directors chair after signing on to make his debut behind the camera on A Foreigner.

The movie star will team up with screenwriter Chris Terrio, who penned the script for Affleck's Oscar-winning Best Film Argo, for the project.

Terrio has adapted the thriller from a David Grann's article for The New Yorker, titled A Murder Foretold.