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Two projects filming
  • Promised Land continues filming around Pittsburgh. A media release announcing the start of filming is here. A photo of Matt with Worthington Pa mayor Kevin Feeney is at the Kittanning Paper and a photo and report of filming at Kistako is here. The film may be released later this year.

    "Matt and I wanted to write a story about American identity," [John] Krasinski says. "In all of today's political and economic rhetoric, I feel people often lose sight of the deeper, core principles of what defines us as a country. We knew we needed to find a contemporary issue that would serve as the backdrop to the story but, more importantly, allow us to fully explore this idea."

    Mr. Brody said, “Matt and John’s script is rich in Frank Capra-esque qualities, blending humor and heart while exploring the power of community in this day and age. An actor’s director like Gus will bring forth all the emotions in the story, which is a true passion project for everyone. We’re proud to be making Promised Land with Participant as our creative and financial partner.”

  • A newly released German interview for Zoo is here, but the interview was from December 2011.

  • The background to Matt's involvement in the recent poker movie is outlined in this article.

  • Water.org and Gary White were honored at an event by the World Policy Institute on Thursday, but Matt did not attend.

  • Matt is expected to be in Vancouver from May 11-24 for additional shooting on Elysium, according to Vancouver paparazzo pursuit23.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 4th, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Just a thought

    "Promise Land" will be released for the Award Session? Or is just a little movie without any aspirations?

    Paula is right in her comment. Hollywood has become almost exclusively teen-oriented this days.They only make movies about superheroes. Must be hard for the people who tries to do more serious projects. -______-

    Syl.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 4th, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Just a thought

    Every movie has aspirations. It seems there's a possibility of an award season push, but this is still early and the film could easily be moved back.
    Re: Just a thought - (Anonymous) - Expand
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 8th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Political fundraiser

    Matt, Ben and John are hosting a fundraiser in LA for Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (I'm guessing Matt will actually be in Vancouver or Pittsburgh):
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/affleck-damon-to-host-fundraiser-for-elizabeth-wa

    **
    Matt was on set in Pittsburgh Monday when John (and even Casey) were at the Met gala.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 9th, 2012 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)

    Old photos

    Traci Bingham has posted a pic of herself with Matt and friends from high school days - April 1985:

    https://www.facebook.com/TraciBingham/posts/378309595552429#!/photo.php?fbid=58510863740&set=a.58183528740.69497.518003740&type=1&theater

    This was also recently posted on flickr - Matt at a Halloween party in LA in 1993:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mytop40at40/7131704173/

    Edited at 2012-05-09 10:16 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 9th, 2012 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)

    Promised Land filming

    Here's a post from an Avonmore local about Promised Land filming in the area:

    http://www.facebook.com/annette.baker.35

    CAN'T WAIT SEE PROMISED LAND !! DRIVING THROUGH AVONMORE IS SO DIFFERENT . REALLY FUNNY SEEING A REAL ACTOR ( MATT DAMON) STANDING ON THE STREET TALKING TO ANYONE HE WHO WALKS BY HIM HE IS SO NICE TO EVERYONE . HE LOVES BEING IN WESTERN PA AND REALLY LOVES THIS TOWN
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 9th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Just ran across this tweet from famed rock star, Chris Daughtry from May 5:

    Chris Daughtry ‏ @CHRIS_Daughtry

    Been a long day. Saw "We Bought A Zoo" with the fam tonight. Great family movie. Time to turn it in. Nite
    Expand


    Obviously, people are still enjoying it. Daughtry has almost 400,000 followers so I guess a few more DVD's will be sold.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 9th, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Water.org

    Matt and Kyle pay tribute to Nancy and Jodie Foster narrates a new video (with a cameo from Matt in Haiti):

    http://water.org/post-v/mothers-day-video/
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 10th, 2012 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Water.org

    Hmmm... do you think that picture of blond Matt with his mom reflects his "movie hair" for Promised Land?
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 10th, 2012 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)

    Promised Land

    Here's a tweet from actor Lucas Black, who worked with Matt in All the pretty horses:

    Lucas Black‏@TheLucasBlack

    Just finished up with"Promised Land" matt damon,john krasinski,gus van zant r great. Good workin with them n seeing matt again #oscarworthy

    **
    Terry Kinney is a close friend of Matt's who is also in the cast.

    A photo of Matt on set back on 9 May:
    http://twitter.com/#!/MasonRochelle/status/199880165315190785/photo/1

    **
    And this was the summary in the Hollywood Reporter's list of films up for sale in Cannes:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-hot-films-catching-fire-bling-ring-321930
    Promised Land
    Starring: Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Chris Moore
    Director :Gus Van Zant
    Sales Company: Focus Features
    A corporate salesman and his partner travel to a destitute rural town hoping to win drilling rights, but their efforts are stymied by a respected schoolteacher. Currently filming.

    Edited at 2012-05-10 11:27 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 10th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Various

    Lucas Black is a wonderful actor. It's certainly shaping up to be a tremendous supporting cast.

    I think it's sweet (and probably not too suprising) that Matt's movie would make the schooteacher the hero. Here's to you, Nancy!
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 11th, 2012 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)

    Promised Land photos

    A few photos of Matt and John on set in Avonmore with Chris Moore:

    http://www.facebook.com/lhutalski#!/lhutalski
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=532810484

    Edited at 2012-05-11 03:16 am (UTC)
    loganx2 From: loganx2 Date: May 11th, 2012 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Promised Land photos

    Why is he chubby again? If he is about to go shoot elysium again he should be less fat. Plus I would think he would be slimmer for Liberace.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 11th, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The bears

    This is cute - Matt's message to the bears from We Bought A Zoo:

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.335708616453446.84016.241764159181226&type=3#!/vitalground
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 13th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Pittsburgh

    Sighting of Matt in Pittsburgh today at a Basin-Robbins with his family. John and Casey also stayed in Pittsburgh for the weekend.

    Edited at 2012-05-13 10:02 pm (UTC)
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