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Currently filming 'Untitled Ford v Ferrari movie'
28 June 2019 - 'Untitled Ford v Ferrari movie' to be released
  • A new interview by Sam Jones with Matt will air on Off Camera on Monday. Three clips are at online. The full episode will be up at offcamera.com and later on Netflix.

  • Photos of Matt and Colin O'Hara in Santa Monica are at Just Jared.
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  • Actor Josh Lucas has just wrapped on Ford v Ferrari and has posted photos from the set on his Instagram with these comments:

    jlucasthe I call this series the sunset of Leo Beebe. After almost 4 months tonight I finish this astounding film I keep calling the LAWRENCE OF ARABIA of car racing films. I can not wait for the world to see what Christian Bale, Matt Damon and our brilliant director James Mangold have done here! The 3rd photo is of Leo Beebe who had truly original hair. The 4th photo is of Ray McKinnon who plays Phil Remington & Jack McMullen.. 📸 @derekhill28 #christianbale #mattdamon #jamesmangold #fordvsferrari @20thcenturyfox

  • Photos of Matt and family out in LA are at the Daily Mail.

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    A long podcast interview with Bill Simmons is available at The Ringer, focused on Matt's films in the 1990s.

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  • Matt was in the opening skit of Saturday Night Live's new season playing Brett Kavanaugh. Clips and reports are at the New York Times, USA Today and Vulture.
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  • Matt continues to film Ford v Ferrari in Los Angeles before filming moves to other locations.
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  • Photos of Matt on the set of Ford v Ferrari are at the Daily Mail and Just Jared.
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  • Matt and Ben are attached to a new project about a McDonalds Monopoly fraud - details at the Hollywood Reporter:

    Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are partnering for a movie about how a former cop rigged the McDonald's Monopoly game to steal millions. Based on a recently published Daily Beast report by Jeff Maysh, the movie will follow the FBI operation to uncover the underground criminal ring, run by someone named "Uncle Jerry," who used his job as a security officer at the firm that printed the game pieces to defraud the fast food's annual promotion of $24 million in prize money over several years.

    Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the writers behind Fox's Deadpool series, will adapt the story for the screen.

    Damon will star with Affleck attached to direct, while both will produce via their Pearl Street banner. Jeff Maysh and David Klawans will exec produce.

    Fox outbid several other studios, including Universal, Warner Bros. and Netflix, to land the rights to the story.

  • The Daily Beast article the movie will be based on was only published last Saturday - the article is available here.
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  • James Mangold has started filming the Untitled Ford v Ferrari movie (currently filming as Le Mans 66) in Le Vieux Mans, France. Photos from the set, including Christian Bale, are at Ouest-France and Maville.com.

  • Matt and Gary White's interview with CNN during their trip to Indonesia with water.org is available here.
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  • Matt may star in a new project for Universal called King of Oil - from the Hollywood Reporter:

    Matt Damon is in early talks to star as disgraced billionaire Marc Rich in Universal's The King of Oil.

    The studio optioned Daniel Ammann's book The King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Marc Rich for John Krasinski’s Sunday Night Productions. Krasinski, who is red-hot after directing the horror hit A Quiet Place, will produce the biopic, which sheds new light on one of the most controversial international businessmen of all time. The book was first published by St. Martin's Press in 2009.

    Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse will adapt the screenplay.

    The hope is that Damon, who has a long history with the studio, including the Bourne franchise, will star as the businessman, who fled to Europe rather than face a prison sentence. The late Rich, who was once married to songwriter Denise Rich, was eventually pardoned by President Bill Clinton on his last day in office. The pardon was controversial because Denise Rich had made large contributions to Hillary Clinton's New York Senate campaign and to the Clinton Library foundation.

  • Matt is currently in Jakarta for Water.org with brother Kyle and Gary White.
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