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  • Casey Affleck says Matt is no longer starring in Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester-by-the sea and that he will take on the role instead. At the Boston Globe:

    Raised in Cambridge, Affleck said he’ enjoyed being back in Boston, and it won’t be long before he returns. Ben Affleck’s kid brother told us he’ll be starring in director Ken Lonergan’s next movie, “Manchester-by-the-Sea.” Wait, we said, Matt Damon was supposed to be the lead, wasn’t he? “Yeah, but Matt can’t do it,” Affleck said. “And, you know, if Matt’s not in it, it’ll be good.” The actor then cracked a sleepy smile and played a little piano.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 13th, 2014 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)

    Ex-projects

    Bummer!

    First Showing and screenrant are also reporting that Matt has walked away from the Zhang Yimou picture because of Bourne conflicts. If true, it must mean that Bourne will shoot early next year
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 13th, 2014 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Ex-projects

    I was going to note that we could thank Bourne for Matt dropping out of Lonergan's film. I think it was written at the time of the Bourne announcement that it would result in the Great Wall project not going ahead (good).
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: December 13th, 2014 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    Come To Papa

    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Damon Clause & I :o)
    Gregory

    Come To Papa - Halloween 10/6/14
    https://soundcloud.com/4mattdamon/come-to-papa-halloween-10-06/s-7pYMI

    Come To Papa - Panic - 11/4/14
    https://soundcloud.com/4mattdamon/come-to-papa-panic-11-04-14/s-Q9Fhb

    Come To Papa - Christmas - 12/2/14
    https://soundcloud.com/4mattdamon/come-to-papa-christmas-12-02/s-FBxCg

    These are all private links I personally recorded from the SiriusXM streams.
    DO NOT post or share these links. You may download & save for personal enjoyment before links expire 1-12-15
    *please excuse audio hiccups as i recorded them from internet streams of the audio shows

    --Felcity, please feel free to add something in the the tread above, for the unsuspecting viewer who may not scroll down to see this post.

    Edited at 2014-12-13 09:52 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 13th, 2014 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Come To Papa

    Greg, you are such a genius, a very nice guy and a very good friend! Thank you very much for your links. (Now we may thank you?) Thank also Damon Clause for me. ;D
    B.
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    loganx2 From: loganx2 Date: December 13th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
    It's so typical of Matt's bad choices as of late that he would drop out of the Longergan movie, so he could do Bourne. I mean I get that he needs a hit and Bourne is his best shot, but the Longergan movie was his way of doing and actual good movie. I get why he did it because it would mean back to back to back films but Im sure something could have been worked out. The Martian will probably flop it really has nothing good going for it. It be compared to intersteller and there will be endless jokes about Matt and both films. Scott track record is very bad as of late. The script is good not great and it isnt the type of movie that is a guaranteed hit.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 14th, 2014 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
    And The Martian could be great and the Lonergan film a bust. That's film-making.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 14th, 2014 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)

    Sony email leaks

    This article mentions a few recent Sony leaks, including George Clooney apologising for Monuments Men (pre-release I presume):

    http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/leonardo-dicaprio-jaden-smith-george-clooney-and-ryan-gosling-feature-in-latest-sony-leaks/story-e6frfmvr-1227155568791
    From: cindiest Date: December 15th, 2014 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thank you. I really wanted to see him in a Lonergan film again. I also want to see a good Bourne movie. Who knows which would be good or bad. I hope he's still working with Payne.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 15th, 2014 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Chris Hemsworth

    Apparently in his January GQ article Chris Hemsworth takes the reporter to Matt's house, borrows Matt's mountain bikes and even cooks breakfast in Matt's kitchen!! Lol, lots of funny Twitter comments about Batman and Thor fighting over Matt Damon. Ha, ha. Guess I'll have to get this article!

    http://www.people.com/article/chris-hemsworth-matt-damon-bromance

    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 15th, 2014 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Chris Hemsworth

    The article is online but I can't link to it here. It starts off with the interviewer arriving at 'friend Matt's house' to then realise it's MD.

    www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/201501/chris-hemsworth

    It's mentioned at the breakfast part of the story that Matt's losing weight for The Martian (and won't share the pancakes). Matt and Chris both come out of the interview very well (Matt's a very good host) and leave the interviewer to ask 'Who's more a mensch?' He can't work out an answer.

    Edited at 2014-12-15 09:53 pm (UTC)
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 16th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)

    Budapest

    An instagram pic from chilly Budapest:

    http://iconosquare.com/p/876248457969549964_1350239239
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 17th, 2014 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Miami house

    The Miami properties are sold - details of the buyers:
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/matt-damon-sells-in-miami-beach-1418844864
    From: ext_2087515 Date: December 18th, 2014 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Miami house

    It looks like Damon came out even with this sale from what he originally purchased it for, the extensive remodeling he did. Still, it's a great feeling to get something off your back and not have to continue to paying yearly taxes on a property until it sold like Damon was having to do here.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 18th, 2014 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    Kristin Wiig

    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 18th, 2014 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Kristin Wiig

    If I'm remembering correctly virtually all of her character's scenes happened in meetings, so maybe they shot all of that on a soundstage in L.A.

    What I wouldn't give to visit the Mars set of this movie!
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 19th, 2014 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)

    Great Wall

    Matt seems to still be linked to the Great Wall movie, although there were previously claims he was out (I certainly hope this doesn't go ahead):

    http://www.thewrap.com/game-of-thrones-pedro-pascal-in-negotiations-to-join-matt-damon-in-great-wall-movie-exclusive/
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