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Downsizing, Bourne
  • Reese Witherspoon has been added to the cast of Alexander Payne's Downsizing, which will not film until after Bourne later this year.

    Downsizing, already set to star Matt Damon, tells the high concept story of a man (Damon) and his wife (Witherspoon) who, deciding that their lives have gotten out of hand, decide to voluntarily have themselves shrunk down. Unfortunately for the man, his wife backs out at the last minute.

  • The release date for the new Bourne date has been delayed by two weeks. Matt is now credited as a writer on the screenplay with Paul Greengrass and Christopher Rouse.

    One day after 20th Century Fox moved the next Planet of the Apes movie from a July 29, 2016 release to July 14, 2017, Universal Pictures has taken the opportunity and moved back the Untitled Next Bourne Chapter from July 15, 2016 to that July 29, 2016 date. The only other comedy on that date is Fox’s Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates.

    Greengrass, Damon and Greg Goodman also produce.

    The action-thriller is written by Greengrass, Damon and Christopher Rouse.

  • Photos of Matt arriving back in LA after a Christmas break in NY are at the Daily Mail. Photos of Matt and Lucy leaving a gym in LA are also at the Daily Mail.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 8th, 2015 09:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne

    It says a lot about their concern for the franchise that Universal were willing to make Paul and Matt producers as well as writers. It's comforting knowing they will have that kind of authority. I'm wondering if the script is already finished.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 9th, 2015 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)

    Downsizing

    Downsizing is now financed, has more cast members, filming dates and a release date of Christmas 2017!

    http://deadline.com/2015/01/downsizing-alec-baldwin-neil-patrick-harris-jason-sudeikis-annapurna-pictures-matt-damon-reese-witherspoon-1201344847/#

    To film early 2016 with Matt, Reese, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Sudeikis (if they all stay committed that long).

    Edited at 2015-01-09 02:27 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 9th, 2015 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Downsizing

    A release date of Christmas 2017?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 9th, 2015 04:16 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Downsizing

    There will be extensive SFX required I presume.

    Good news about Bourne, thanks Paula. So it's definitely not written yet.
    From: cindiest Date: January 17th, 2015 04:34 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Downsizing

    I am so excited for Downsizing.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 9th, 2015 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)

    Downsizing, Bourne

    That's an awesome cast for Dowsizing!

    From Collider, the interview was conducted along with Fred Topel of NerdReport.com:

    You’ve got Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass back for another Bourne movie. Does Jeremy Renner still have a role in that franchise?
    FRANK MARSHALL: In the franchise, yes.

    How big of a challenge was it to get Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass back together, since it sounded like that wouldn’t happen again?
    MARSHALL: It was really the challenge of finding the story. If you look back five or six years ago, when we were maybe going on, we just didn’t have a story. It’s taken this long for us to come up with a story that everybody responded to. Now, we’re moving forward.

    Since Matt Damon said he was game, if Paul Greengrass would say yes, was it really just about Paul Greengrass saying yes?
    MARSHALL: No, it was about both of them responding to a story idea. Now, we’re off and we’re going to go write the script and make it.

    Are there still plans for the two to eventually meet and have a movie together?
    MARSHALL: We don’t have plans for that. You never know. I never say never. But that’s not the plan. They’re on separate tracks.

    Read more at http://collider.com/bourne-crossover-matt-damon-jeremy-renner/#hflPc2sh0w5eLT1i.99

    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 10th, 2015 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)

    Back to LAX

    Matt probably returning to Budapest:

    https://twitter.com/antonbar/with_replies
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 11th, 2015 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)

    Trainer

    Matt kept going to Rise Movement gym during the LA break, but his trainer Jason from Rise is with him in Budapest and will be going to Jordan. He was posting photos on his instagram:
    http://instagram.com/risemovement/
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 14th, 2015 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)

    Sony hack emails

    Matt and Ben are mentioned in a few hacked emails from Sony which haven't hit the major press - a singer is releasing details and Sony's threatening him.

    https://twitter.com/BikiniRobotArmy

    http://venturebeat.com/2014/12/23/meet-val-broeksmit-the-rock-singer-sony-is-threatening-to-sue-over-his-hacking-tweets/

    Matt's mentioned in an email from Drew Goddard which Amy Pascal responds to:
    "#MattDamon was up for #SteveJobs role till #amypascal says "fuck that guy" "
    From: cindiest Date: January 17th, 2015 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Sony hack emails

    I hate to see someone say fuck that guy about him!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 14th, 2015 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)

    Golden Globes for GWH

    Tricia Alexandro tells a story about trying to get into the GWH party after the Golden Globes:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMukiBFXvPI (part 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOKmtTvuhE8 (part 2)

    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: January 14th, 2015 08:16 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Golden Globes for GWH

    Haha! this was a hoot to listen to. Thanks for sharing. I've had some fun Hollywood experiences of my own, always fun to hear others. And kudos to Casey for being so down to earth.
    G
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 14th, 2015 08:55 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Golden Globes for GWH

    It's obviously practiced but she told it well. And the story clearly continued but she's not talking about it (good).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 14th, 2015 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Golden Globes for GWH

    Ha, ha, very funny! Boldness clearly pays off in the celebrity search game.
    Paula
    REALH1497 From: REALH1497 Date: January 15th, 2015 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

    New Guy huge Damon fan

    Hey Guys i am hassan from glasgow First of all i would like to thank you guys for this amazing page, its hard to find any news on Matt so thanks alot , i am a huge Damon fan and really admire him, he is one of my idols and an inspiration, i hope to meet him one day and tell him that

    P.S that story was brilliant
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 16th, 2015 01:39 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: New Guy huge Damon fan

    Welcome and thanks for writing!
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: January 16th, 2015 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: New Guy huge Damon fan

    Hi Hassan! Nice to see a new male join the group. Lots of good people in here & lively discussion. I live in Los Angeles.
    Gregory

    Edited at 2015-01-16 04:22 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 17th, 2015 06:40 am (UTC) (Link)

    Kyle's new puppy

    Kyle just adopted a very cute puppy from Manchester Animal Shelter (the pup is a shepherd/collie mix who arrived at the shelter with her sister on 10 January):

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205151558284521&set=a.4074163168389.167506.1111736529&type=1

    https://www.facebook.com/manchesteranimalshelter

    Edited at 2015-01-17 06:44 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 17th, 2015 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Harvey Wenstein

    Harvey Weinstein tells a story about getting the script for Good Will Hunting on Grahem Norton. It's at about the 25 minute mark.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VpvdY-kfoMo

    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 18th, 2015 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Harvey Wenstein

    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 18th, 2015 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Nancy's interview

    http://americanstoriescontinuum.com/2014/08/nancy-carlsson-paige/

    I really appreciate this interview of Nancy.
    B.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 19th, 2015 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Great Wall again

    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 19th, 2015 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Some news from Budapest

    http://hungarytoday.hu/cikk/matt-damon-master-horse-archery-budapest-new-hollywood-movie-78773

    I thought Matt had turned down "The Great Wall" ?
    B.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 19th, 2015 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Some news from Budapest

    But then the movie came back a few weeks ago.

    Original source and more photos:

    http://www.szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu/budapesten-tanul-lovasijaszatot-matt-damon

    Edited at 2015-01-19 08:42 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 19th, 2015 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Some news from Budapest


    Here's an English version.

    http://hungarytoday.hu/cikk/matt-damon-master-horse-archery-budapest-new-hollywood-movie-78773

    I assume the studio is paying for this, so this movie must be happening, but where in the heck is he going to put it on his schedule? The Martian probably still has some to shoot, then there's Bourne and Downsizing.
    wownow From: wownow Date: January 20th, 2015 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Some news from Budapest

    i'm sad that we're getting this instead of manchester-by-the-sea. i like that casey got the job instead but i feel like it's going to be a great film.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 20th, 2015 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Some news from Budapest

    Agreed, and I've read comments that the Manchester script is great. One of the Hungarian sites claims Great Wall filming will start in spring.

    The original Facebook post by Kassai Lajos
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=770315543055406&set=a.286702438083388.70711.100002309017363&type=1

    I was invited to help Matt Damon to prepare to his new movie and to develop the action scenes. In the Hollywood production with a budget of more hundred million dollars the main character is a horseback archer. The common work has been started; Matt is an entirely exceptional talent and learns surprisingly quickly.

    Edited at 2015-01-20 12:06 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 20th, 2015 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Some news from Budapest

    Matt is surely jumping in the deep end, in terms of public pressure, with these big budget choices. I would also have really liked to see him do something smaller in the between Bourne, The Martian and Downsizing, simply because the pressure to have a big opening is so much less.

    But Matt has to weigh a lot of factors, his family being a big one. Perhaps the kids will have an opportunity to spend some time in China as he shoots, and that will be a wonderful bonus for them. Also this will give him more visibility in China, and that market is growing exponentially. It's smart to get his rep built up there.

    But whether these movies work out or not, he's a big boy, and has carried that weight plenty of times before.
    Paula
    REALH1497 From: REALH1497 Date: January 19th, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Great wall

    im suprised this is still happening but when does he fit this in?,is the martian done? and when does Bourne begin plus im sure he will be filming downsizing this winter
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: January 20th, 2015 08:42 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Great wall

    according to IMDB PRO, Bourne is to be released Aug 2016, Great Wall is to be released Nov 2016, and Downsizing Dec 2017. So, once Martian is done, he's onto either Great Wall or Bourne, and at this rate I'm betting Great Wall and then Bourne (which still has to be written).

    We know that he took 2014 off intentionally he said so in his OFF CAMERA interview with Sam Jones.
    G

    Edited at 2015-01-20 08:42 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 20th, 2015 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Great wall

    And he's sure making up for lost time!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 20th, 2015 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Downsizing

    I think it's gonna be so cool that Matt and Reese Witherspoon gonna be working and costarring together in the upcoming film!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 21st, 2015 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)

    water.org

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