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Robert F Kennedy film confirmed
  • The Robert F Kennedy project will start filming early next year. From the Hollywood Reporter:

    Nikolaj Arcel to Direct Matt Damon's Robert F. Kennedy Biopic

    The 'Dark Tower' director co-wrote the script for the biopic, in which Damon will play Kennedy.

    Matt Damon's Robert F. Kennedy biopic has found a director. The Dark Tower's Nikolaj Arcel has signed on to helm Matt Damon's long-gestating RFK film for Warner Bros., The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Arcel wrote the script for RFK, with Damon on board to play the assassinated presidential candidate, along with Rasmus Heisterberg and Felipe Marino.

    Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot at Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel on June 5, 1968, by Sirhan Sirhan as the senator was celebrating his victory in the California and South Dakota primary elections for the Democratic nomination for U.S. president.

    The RFK biopic to be helmed by Arcel will be produced by Jennifer Todd, Damon and Drew Vinton through Pearl Street Films.

    Production on the pic is set to start early next year. The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in Danish director Arcel's fantasy adaptation of the Stephen King series, is set for a July 28 release.

  • The project was first confirmed in this Danish article, located by Irina, where Nikolaj Arcel discusses the film. The scope of the film will be the four and half year period from John F Kennedy's death to Robert's death.

    "A lot of the movie takes takes place in Washington, and there are lots of politically dirty games. But it is also personal with a little brother stepping out of big brother's shadow. At the same time, the film has the epic and historical scope of 'A Royal Affair.'"
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 20th, 2017 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)


    Actor Red West, who was in The Rainmaker as Buddy Black, has died.

    From: iri_na_00 Date: July 20th, 2017 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)

    Robert F Kennedy

    I have doubts and worries about the new project of Matt. From Director and screenwriter to the hero. Really, RFK is such an important and interesting figure about whom one can make a good film?

    And there is a question to the visitors journal. Hypothetically, what would you choose? Matt playing at Paul Greengrass Nessa or Nikolaj Arcel Robert Kennedy?
    From: iri_na_00 Date: July 20th, 2017 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)


    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 20th, 2017 10:19 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: pic

    The comments seemed to be all in past tense, so I think it is old.

    I also am not sure about the director choice. Is Dark Tower meant to be any good? A Royal Affair was from 2012 (and that was only OK).
    From: iri_na_00 Date: July 20th, 2017 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: pic

    And it is certainly a new photo. Very cool.The airport?

    Edited at 2017-07-20 01:04 pm (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: July 20th, 2017 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: pic

    aww so cute. sometimes i think matt must miss having a son.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 20th, 2017 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: pic

    That's a misogynist comment, G.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 20th, 2017 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: pic

    Not "misogynist", because I'm certainly quite sure that he is very content with having just daughters, but I'm sure that sometimes he probably wishes he had had a boy. That is a wonderful picture of him by the way!!!
    Lord, he gets better with age...

    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 20th, 2017 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: pic

    Not misogynist at all. I'm a pretty progressive guy and a great supporter of women, but there's such a thing as being TOO PC for our own good. A man can share with a boy things he cannot with a girl--advice about and experience with a male body, understanding of certain testosterone-driven feelings as well as respect for women from a man's perspective. Men and women ARE different. You know, Venus and Mars--all the pop psych stuff that contains very valid points. It's quite a different story, being father to a girl and to a boy--any parent should know this. Matt clearly loves his daughters and can mentor them, along with Lucy. But mentoring a boy requires someone who understands the equipment from an owner's perspective. I'm with you, G. Maybe Matt doesn't long for a son, but it would surely be a different--and I'm sure welcome--experience.

    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: July 21st, 2017 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: pic

    Thanks Louie. I was not trying to offend anyone, I was merely stating that I'll bet he wishes sometimes he had a little boy of his own (like the one pictured) to do male things with sometimes. That's not to take away from his joy of being a father to girls. Boys and girls are different, and there is a special bond between father and son, just like there is a special bond between father and daughter.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 22nd, 2017 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: pic

    True, that, G. In the war between the sexes, Matt is Switzerland. He seems genuinely to love everyone, and he seems a great dad to his girls. I'm sure he'd be the right kind of dad to raise a loving son as well.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 20th, 2017 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: pic

    I think we've had enough commentary over the years to think that Matt likes all babies. :)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: July 21st, 2017 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: pic

    He does like all babies! He's a good dad!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 21st, 2017 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)

    Garry Speca

    Matt, Ben and Casey's former teacher Garry Speca is retiring:

    As a particular favorite, Mr. Speca also remembers Matt Damon dressed in a costume as an egg on toast as Humpty Dumpty. Mr. Speca laughed as he recalled how upset Mr. Damon was when a peer applauded his performance as “the toast.”
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 22nd, 2017 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Garry Speca

    Lol, Matt, always so intense!
    From: iri_na_00 Date: July 21st, 2017 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)


    From: iri_na_00 Date: July 23rd, 2017 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Matt was seen on the flight from Atlanta to Boston
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 23rd, 2017 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: observation

    Like I said before, Matt is now a symbol of everything wrong in Hollywood. From Vanity Fair

    The Daily Show Is Not into HBO’s Controversial Confederate Show at All

    “Knowing Hollywood, the lead slave is probably going to be played by Matt Damon.”

    From: fitzgerald17 Date: July 23rd, 2017 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: observation

    On Twitter, people make this kind of jokes on everybody. The funny thing was that, in Matt's case, it was never whitewashing, but people are too stupid to read and get facts right.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 23rd, 2017 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: observation

    ^I know. There is no way to fight this off, hope it goes away over time.
    Kind of lame the
    the writers of the The Daily Show pull their jokes off twitter.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 24th, 2017 06:02 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: observation

    It's a joke. No reason to get bent out of shape.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 24th, 2017 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: observation

    For real...

    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 24th, 2017 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: observation

    I think this was all about TGW. I finally saw it in 3-D, and I found it a very fun movie--a monster/action movie--that had more Asians than you could count in the cast, some of them starring. We all know Matt was not supposed to be Asian--he didn't "steal" anyone's role. The fact that he was ultimately a hero is due to his international fame (and great acting skills)--a money and artistic casting decision. The shade thrown at him was unjustified, just people looking for something to feel bad about. But it's insidious. I hope it's not like Gere and the gerbil; that never seems to fade.

    I think Matt's a big enough talent and star to overcome the false accusations, and, even though it was a joke--a very poor one--the Daily Show that I love made a giant error with that one. I sometimes wonder why people can't get over themselves and their own private negatives. But we're talking about art; this realm has always had the biggest flamers and shade-throwers, and when the political people get involved, it's murder!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 25th, 2017 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: observation

    Forgot to sign again.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 24th, 2017 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Suburbicon Trailer

    This week..
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 24th, 2017 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Suburbicon Trailer

    I think.. Not sure though
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 24th, 2017 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Suburbicon Trailer

    OK.. Confirmed

    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 25th, 2017 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Suburbicon Trailer

    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 25th, 2017 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Confirmed for TIFF. If Matt tries to go to all of the Suburbicon/Downsizing festivals he's going to be run ragged!

    How are the interviews handled when an actor has two films at a festival? Does he have to do twice the number of interviews? I would think it would be awkward to try to shift gears & talk about different movies in the same interview.

    From: iri_na_00 Date: July 25th, 2017 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Suburbicon

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 25th, 2017 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Suburbicon

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 25th, 2017 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Suburbicon

    George talks about Matt and the film:

    Clooney adores his entire cast, especially the one member you’ve never heard of.
    “Matt is a very dear friend. I love working with him because he’s a great guy and a consummate pro. But more than that he’s a world-class actor. I think Julianne can literally do anything. We’ve been friends for a long time and I always wanted the chance to work with her. She classes up any film she’s in. Oscar is someone I’ve been blown away by in the last few years. Watch him in Ex Machina, he’s a whole other level of good. The real discovery is our kid Noah Jupe. I played a pediatrician on ER so I worked with hundreds of kid actors, and I’ve never seen anybody as good at his age.”
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 26th, 2017 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Suburbicon

    Wow! I absolutely adore these photos. They're bursting with information. I love Matt & Julianne's expressions and posture. I love her hair and his wristwatch & glasses. I love the set decoration, lighting, costumes, and framing.

    Definitely makes me want to know more!
    From: iri_na_00 Date: July 26th, 2017 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Suburbicon

    I would like that it was the black comedy, but not the drama
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 28th, 2017 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Suburbicon Trailer link


    Link to the full trailer
    I love Matt being in a thriller crime movie really fits him. I get the talented Mr.Ripley vibes. Killer Matt is sexy 😍
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