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Hereafter trailer, photo
  • The trailer for Hereafter has been released at Apple. A new photo with Matt and Cecile de France was also released by WB France on Twitter. There will be no press conference for Hereafter at Toronto, only the premiere.

  • Charles Ferguson, the director of Inside Job, praised Matt at the TIFF premiere - via video at Hollywood Elsewhere.

    “Matt Damon, who was absolutely wonderful, narrated this film at, to put it very mildly, far less than his commercial rate, that would be an understatement. But even more importantly than that, had incredibly smart, insightful suggestions about the narration of the film, and in fact, some of the narration at the end of the film reflects his suggestions in a way that we found very valuable. It was great to work with him.”

  • There will be open casting calls for Contagion in Chicago on 25 and 26 September.

  • Michael Douglas still plans to do the Liberace film - from USA Today:

    That said, Douglas still plans to play Liberace in Steven Soderbergh's biopic, tentatively slated to start shooting next year and co-starring Matt Damon as Liberace's lover. He excitedly shows off his copy of Scott Thorson's Behind the Candelabra (My Life With Liberace), the basis for the film. "Matt is all, God bless him, gung-ho," Douglas says, laughing.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 11th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    OneXOne lunch

    A few photos outside the OneXOne lunch:

    http://thestar.blogs.com/stargazing/2010/09/matt-damon-knows-how-to-dress-for-tiff.html

    ETCanada Twitter: Matt Damon, stops to sign for kids - he's at #TIFF to premiere Hereafter directed by Eastwood
    http://twitpic.com/2ngkhc
    loganx2 From: loganx2 Date: September 11th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Early word is Hereafter is terrible. Some have called it "Clint's worst movie".

    This really sucks for Matt, but having read the script I'm not surprised.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 12th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)
    Agreed. Wasn't sure if the trailer was flat for me becuase I had read the script, but I think the initial impressions of the script hold for the movie - nothing happens, the characters aren't that interesting and there is no worthwhile conclusion.

    Hey, it was only 19 days work for Matt. And Hoover will probably be a smash hit :-(

    The early reactions are at the link - formal reviews are embargoed until Sunday at midnight (after the premiere):
    http://incontention.com/?p=28424#more-28424
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 12th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
    Ugh, that's really too bad if it's as crappy as it sounds...I'll still go see it though. I just hope the critics don't totally trash it. I sorta thought this would be the movie that would get Matt an Oscar for acting...I guess probably not:( It would be especially painful for Matt if it bombed because didn't he say he had "high hopes for it"? hmm..

    Have you guys read the script for True Grit? And any word on when the Margaret trailer will be released? After like, 5 years of work on it, I am gonna have high expectations for that one haha;)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 12th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
    I'm sure it's not that bad and it will have a certain appeal. It was never going to be a major awards contender or commercial success. But it needs some critical support.

    Read the script for True Grit (at least the one that was available online) and it sounds great. It holds the hopes for the year, at this stage.

    Margaret seems to be coming out in early 2011, but no fixed date yet. That one's probably going to be even more polarising and anti-audience (and quite likely long).

    Matt hasn't done red carpet for 'The Town' but seems to be at the venue and doesn't seem to have yet appeared at OneXOne.

    Update: the only photos of Matt from the night are two somber pics with Chris Cooper at The Town premiere.

    Edited at 2010-09-12 09:15 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 12th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)

    Dinner

    Matt's currently at dinner with Ben, Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm before they head to their respective events (Matt to OneXOne event, others to premiere).

    Jon Hamm attended Matt's birthday party last year with John Slattery.

    Edited at 2010-09-12 12:48 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 12th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    True Grit

    Good news on True Grit from Josh Brolin (who is a friend of Matt and shouldn't be taken too seriously, but it's still worth repeating, especially as Jeff Bridges or Hailee should be the star):

    http://www.showbiz411.com/2010/09/12/josh-brolin-javier-bardem-no-parties-for-old-men

    “How is True Grit?” I asked Josh about his upcoming Coen Brothers movie.

    “I hear the star is no good,” said Javier facetiously in his deep Spanish accent.

    “Oh, I’m not the star,” Josh said, getting the joke. “I’m only in toward the end. Matt Damon is the star. He’s amazing.”
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 12th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: True Grit

    Maybe by star Josh just means the most famous, because in the script I read (and the original book) Rooster has by the far the biggest and best part.

    Thanks in advance for all the great sleuthing you're doing! You always find great stuff.
    Paula


    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 12th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hereafter


    Sorry, I forgot to say that I'm certainly not willing to give up on Hereafter, either as a crowdpleaser, critical success, or potential personal favorite, on the basis of a few twitter posts. Sometimes those folks have their own agenda. Of course, we'll know more on the critical reaction soon. But I'm going to shock people and say I think this film may be somewhat critic-proof anyway. I think it's coming at the exact right time. There's something 'now' about it.

    This might be influenced by the fact that I think the tidal wave sequence looks spectacular.

    And the LA Times (a source I actually know) put Hereafter on their list of 'Six to see this fall', describing it as an unorthodox but successful and haunting film (I'm paraphrasing).
    Paula

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 13th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hereafter

    Here's the first positive review from Screendaily:
    http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/latest-reviews/hereafter/5018103.article

    Clint Eastwood takes a bold change of pace with Hereafter, a compelling and thoughtfully structured delve into the world of the supernatural, weaving together three separate storylines that all finally converge to satisfying effect. This is no spooky chiller though…instead a fascinating look at how death affects a series of completely different people.

    Cecile de France is thoroughly enchanting as the glamorous TV presenter who finds her life unraveling after the tsunami (a brilliantly staged effects sequence), while Matt Damon underplays impressively as a man trying to hide from life.

    **
    Hollywood Reporter is also positive:
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film-reviews/hereafter-film-review-1004114116.story

    Edited at 2010-09-13 04:23 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 12th, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: True Grit

    twitpic of Matt and Gary White
    http://twitpic.com/2nvdxi
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 12th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Interviews

    Matt and Clint did interviews on Sunday afternoon, even though the official press conference was cancelled. Matt says they will wait for Michael Douglas to do Liberace, but there's not much else of note so far (no mention of 'We bought a zoo'). Clint says Matt couldn't do the movie initially because Matt was busy 'siring children'.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/tiff/tiff-mob-blog/eastwood-in-the-here-and-now/article1704592/

    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/entertainment/breakingnews/clint-eastwood-says-toronto-premiere-of-hereafter-makes-him-nostalgic-102733599.html

    http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/tiff/films/article/860088--q-a-clint-eastwood

    http://blogs.canoe.ca/ent/tiff/clint-and-matt-come-to-town/

    Update - here's a transcript of the roundtable. Matt says he's not working until December (but doesn't say if that's Contagion or Zoo):

    http://www.tribute.ca/tiff/index.php/2010/09/12/eastwood-and-damon-talk-exclusively-about-hereafter/

    Edited at 2010-09-13 01:57 am (UTC)
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