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Promised Land to film in Pittsburgh?
  • Promised Land may be filming in Pittsburgh - details at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

    Pittsburgh's next wave of major film projects is close to being announced.

    "Promised Land," starring and written in part by Matt Damon, is looking to start filming soon in Pittsburgh, the Tribune-Review has learned. Gus Van Sant is slated to direct the small-budget film, which Deadline.com reported will cost about $15 million. Included as a producer is Chris Moore. The three worked together on the 1997 picture, "Good Will Hunting."

    Officials with Focus Features, which acquired rights to the film with Participant Media, declined to comment.

    Pennsylvania makes available up to $60 million in tax credits each year for filmmakers to apply toward 25 percent of production expenses in Pennsylvania, provided they spend at least 60 percent of their total budget in the state.

  • Matt was part of a skit that aired on Jimmy Kimmel after the Oscars - video is at ABC, with stills below:

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    fogfrog From: fogfrog Date: February 28th, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I'm so enjoying the 'feud' between Kimmel and Damon. It was also "mentioned" in cold open of this post-Oscar show, when Kimmel was trying to buy Oscar via Crystal.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 29th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
    "How do you like these apples?" "How do you like these grapes?" Very clever reference. Always fun when Matt does Kimmel.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 1st, 2012 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)

    Pittsburgh filming

    Filming in Pittsburgh hasn't been confirmed, but one guy on Twitter claims he booked Matt's reservation today at a local hotel in (or from) April.

    Edited at 2012-03-01 07:12 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 1st, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    "The How Do You Like Them Apples Cupcake"

    Celebrity Cupcake Series:A cupcake bakery in Somerville is getting ready to offer treats that pay homage to a few well-known folks.

    "The How Do You Like Them Apples Cupcake" (Matt Damon - April 30) Cider cupcake with apples baked in topped with green apple icing and drizzled with caramel.

    http://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com/2012/03/kickass-cupcakes-in-somerville-to.html

    :) SYL.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 3rd, 2012 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)

    Making of 'The Movie'

    Matt is interviewed on set as part of 'Movie: The Movie', and talks about Kimmel cutting him out of context:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzK6JumX5b4

    **
    No reports please on the event that Matt is at on Friday night as it is family-related.

    Edited at 2012-03-03 04:14 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 3rd, 2012 07:36 am (UTC) (Link)

    Zoo article

    Matt's interviewed briefly in this story at the Telegraph. Zoo's released in the UK in two weeks with very little advance publicity.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/9108388/We-Bought-a-Zoo-the-true-story-behind-the-film.html
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 3rd, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Zoo article

    http://storage.people.com/people/archive/jpgs/20120109/20120109-750-128.jpg

    I found a better link to the people article if you're interested.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 5th, 2012 01:11 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt and Lucy in LA

    Photos of Matt and Lucy arriving in LA on Sunday are at Zimbio. Visiting Ben's new baby, or prep work for the film?

    http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Matt+Damon/Matt+Damon+Arriving+Flight+LAX/ZGE1kH5_F53

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 5th, 2012 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt and Lucy in LA

    I saw a Facebook post where someone witnessed them being chased by the paps with the kids. (lovely). So I guess those pics are coming. :(
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 5th, 2012 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt and Lucy in LA

    They looked relaxed in the first photos available online (at the airport). The Facebook post related to a sighting in Los Angeles near The Ivy.

    Edited at 2012-03-05 02:13 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 11th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Laugh or Cry

    Matt Damon is easily one of the most gifted artists who will
    move heaven & hell to make us his audience cry when we need
    humility, or laugh when we most need the medicine of laughter.
    "Do not speak to me of the wisdom of old men, rather of their
    folly."
    "The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility;
    Humility is endless." TS Eliot
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