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  • In Good Shepherd casting news, Angelina Jolie will be playing Matt's wife - from comingsoon:

    Angelina Jolie will join Matt Damon in The Good Shepherd, the Robert De Niro-directed drama expected to begin production in March, reports Variety. Universal Pictures will distribute the film domestically and Morgan Creek is negotiating to handle foreign territories.

    The movie is an Eric Roth-scripted history of the CIA as seen through the eyes of a career agent whose marriage is destroyed by the stress and difficulties of the job. Jolie has been tapped to play the wife.

    Tribeca partners De Niro and Jane Rosenthal are producing, with Francis Ford Coppola, Rick Schwartz and Chris Brigham executive producing.

  • A new NY filming location for The Departed from NY Daily News:

    A few weeks into the program and producers are taking the bait. The Mayor's Office of Film says a half-dozen productions have committed to relocate here, including Mel Brooks' "The Producers" and Martin Scorsese's "The Departed," which will shoot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with megastars Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon.</font>

  • A sighting from Army Archerd's column in Variety on Thursday:

    Stag night at Dan Tana's: George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt...

  • From an interview with Franka Potente at The Mirror:

    Franka is still single, but isn’t tempted by any of the men she meets in LA – even her Bourne co-star, musclebound hunk Matt Damon.

    “People think that actors are best friends when they come off set,” says Franka. “It’s not like that at all. I don’t know a thing about him personally. When we’re at the set we’re all equals – we all have the attention of the director just the same and we all have to be good at our job.

    “It’s only when we come off the set that our differences show and I don’t always want to stick around to find out what those are,” she grins, as she adjusts her beret and prepares to leave. “Sometimes, it’s better not to know.”