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  • The latest photos from the set of Downsizing in LA with Matt and Kristin Wiig are at the Daily Mail.

  • Director Alexander Payne talked about the casting of Matt at LeoAdamBiga.com:

    Payne once had Paul Giamatti lined up to play Paul, but that was years ago. Matt Damon brings the same kind of ordinariness to bear with the advantage of being a bankable leading man.

    “Among contemporary leading men he is the closest thing we have to an Every Man,” Payne said. “We saw it in The Martian particularly. More and more he is assuming the role that say James Stewart and more recently Tom Hanks used to play. At least you can relate to the guy and you can project some of your own fears, yearnings, aspirations onto his face. You understand him. There are many contemporary American stars with whom I don’t have that relationship. I can’t project any of my vulnerabilities or fears or aspirations onto their faces. But on Matt Damon’s, I can, and he’s kind of the only one we have at that upper level. We don’t have Dustin Hoffman as a young man any more, or Al Pacino or Jack Lemmon or James Stewart. Other people can disagree with me and say what about this one or what about that one but really among the upper echelon of contemporary American movie stars Matt Damon comes the closest to being our Everyman.”
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    From: iri_na_00 Date: April 8th, 2016 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Downsizing

    More photos from the set are at the Newscom.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 8th, 2016 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne

    The rumors look to be true and there will be a 'Jason Bourne' preview at CineVegas next week:

    Vital Vegas ‏@VitalVegas Apr 6
    Robin Leach says there will be a sneak preview of "Jason Bourne" next week at CinemaCon. Must. Forge. Documents.

    It's probably just the trailer as part of the Universal presentation on 13 April:
    http://cinemacon.com/schedule/2016-events/#horizontalTab4
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 9th, 2016 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)

    Omaha

    From: iri_na_00 Date: April 9th, 2016 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
    Felicity, you are a genius find news about Matt Damon. Thank you very much for your work. I am very glad that I was lucky to find this Livejournal
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 10th, 2016 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks Irina.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 11th, 2016 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Downsizing

    Filming is underway in Omaha:

    http://www.ketv.com/news/alexander-payne-to-shoot-film-in-midtown-omaha/38972446

    Matt and Johnny Cicco arrive on set:
    https://twitter.com/MattSmithWOWT/status/719665315714457600

    Diana Krall has also been added to the cast list as herself.

    Video of Matt on set:
    https://twitter.com/megan_kristin/status/719679745764397056

    https://www.facebook.com/ketv7/posts/10153884041311977

    Edited at 2016-04-12 12:32 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 12th, 2016 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Downsizing

    I've been reading Rainbow Rowell's books for the last week and she's just posted two tweets about Matt. All the Omaha links coming together...

    Rainbow Rowell‏@rainbowrowell
    DO ANY OF YOU KNOW ALEXANDER PAYNE OR MATT DAMON? I NEED A BIG FAVOR.

    Rainbow Rowell‏@rainbowrowell
    Matt Damon is filming a movie RIGHT NOW in my brother's driveway. My brother who VERY MUCH RESEMBLES MATT DAMON.

    Rainbow Rowell‏@rainbowrowell
    PLEASE, MR. DAMON, TAKE A SELFIE WITH MY BROTHER.
    IT WOULD MAKE OUR FAMILY SMILE FOR YEARS.

    **
    On set video with Payne:
    https://twitter.com/camila_orti/status/719688711470866433

    Leaving the set:
    https://twitter.com/MattSmithWOWT/status/719699867006701568

    Edited at 2016-04-12 01:38 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 12th, 2016 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt talks dogs in Omaha

    Matt talks about his own dog in this video - an eight (or eighty pound) golden (retriever/cross)?

    http://studio.omaha.com/Matt-Damon-in-Omaha-30611282?playlistId=16295

    Matt interviewed about his first day in Omaha (he's only ever driven through before on road trips):

    https://www.facebook.com/MatthewSmithNews/videos/1089811834424139/

    Edited at 2016-04-12 02:21 am (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: April 12th, 2016 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt talks dogs in Omaha

    Some fun candid footage there. I cannot believe how cold and winter-like it still looks there. :)
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 12th, 2016 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Matt talks dogs in Omaha

    Thank you everyone for your posts! All i have to say is thank goodness for social media and also for this site/page! I love keeping up with Matt!
    Thank you to everyone who keeps this page interesting!!

    -Hanna
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 12th, 2016 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Matt talks dogs in Omaha

    Lots of great stuff - thank you! Matt's such a sweetheart. <3

    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 12th, 2016 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt talks dogs in Omaha

    Confirmed - Matt said he has an 80 pound golden retriever. Awww - love golden retrievers.

    http://www.omaha.com/go/meeting-matt-star-sightings-in-omaha/article_a16f78e6-0057-11e6-b1e1-af7af17206a0.html

    Praising the local pizza joint, which he knew by name:
    https://www.facebook.com/Action3News/videos/10154069598914250/

    Edited at 2016-04-12 04:09 am (UTC)
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