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Sightings, Greengrass project
  • A Gawker sighting of Matt and family in New York here. And a sighting from the Miami Herald here.

  • Matt has confirmed he will be in the cast of the upcoming Paul Greengrass film based on the book of Imperial life in the emerald city by Rajiv Chandrasekaran - as translated by bluekermit from a a Brazilian article here:

    As an actor, he has already guaranteed his spot in the cast of the movie Greengrass will make about Iraq.

  • A great romantic gesture with a strong Bourne connection here in a story about Jasin Boland, the stills photographer for Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum. Updated with a photo link here.

    Hollywood photographer Jasin Boland, 41, secretly bought his girlfriend a luxury waterside home in the heart of England's beautiful Cotswold nature reserve.

    He covered the house in decorated waterproof paper and flew in German girlfriend Maria Moral Pena, 28, by private helicopter to unwrap her new home.

    The house had been wrapped in paper decorated with red hearts and topped off with a giant pink ribbon and bow.

    The couple, who also have homes in Australia and Germany, met three years ago on the set of Hollywood blockbuster The Bourne Supremacy.
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    bluekermit From: bluekermit Date: February 13th, 2007 10:01 am (UTC) (Link)

    the brazilian article

    When The Good Sheperd opens in Brazil on the 23rd, the audience will see Matt Daon in a familiar role - that of a character with a clandestine identity. He has already hidden his real personality in movies such as The Talented MR Ripley, Bourne Supremacy, and teh Oscar-nominated The departed.

    The list is to go on. Damon came to BErlin in a break from filming Bourne Ultimatum, by Paul Greengrass, expected to open in the US in August. The actor says he doesn't prefer that kid of role, but good scirpts. "And the best are those. When I read The Good Shepred, I thought I couldn't not do it"

    Right now, Damon is looking for a script to direct himself. "I think it's natural. After you've worked with (Martin) Scorsese, (Robert) De Niro, (Steven) Spielberg, (Steven) Soderbergh, (Antony) Minghella, you fee like trying out directing."

    From Spielberg, he heard the advice to look for " a simple story and to tell it normally". The cinema Midas told Damon that, with such a test, he'll know if he's able to tell stories in images.

    As an actor, he has already guaranteed his spot in the cast of the movie Greengrass will make about Iraq, and will also film again with Soderbergh, with whom he has finished Ocean's 13, reuniting the trio with George Clooney and Brad Pitt.


    then there's some quotes about filming the sex scene in TGS, but I'm sure you know the wording better than me ;)

    I apologize for the eventual bad english, but I just rushed the translation.

    On your doubt, yes, it says he will be acting in that Greengrass movie.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 13th, 2007 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: the brazilian article

    And there goes another section of the fanbase! Greengrass has already promised it will be a lot more political than Ultimatum (but no surprise there).

    Many thanks for the translation bluekermit - that's my preferred take. And thanks for taking the time for the rest of the story.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 13th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
    Is The Good Shepherd being heavily promoted in Australia like it is in England? When do you plan to see it? Will you be giving us your review?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 13th, 2007 11:36 am (UTC) (Link)
    It's getting a lot more press than The Departed - I never saw any TV ads for that film, and ads for TGS have been running for a few weeks. I've also seen large cardboard standees/displays in a few different cinemas. Not much print advertising, and no real press or original interviews in magazines or newspapers, but that's not unusual. Just about every women's magazine has Angelina on the cover, but they hardly promote the movie.

    I'll see it Thursday night and may comment afterwards.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 13th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Hi I was lucky enough too win a screening to "The Good Sheperd" at universals promotional office tonight here in Brisbane and it blew me away. I cannot understand how Matt didn't even get a look in during awards season. I guess its true what some of the critics said that his acting was internal and the award shows like loud and showy performances. It was lovely to see a kind of old fashion movie in some ways, Robert De Niro did a fantastic job, a classic I think. I hope the movie does well in Australia and doesn't get lost with all the oscar movies that are out at the momment, its a challenge at 3 hours but I think truely worth it, although I am slightly bias.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 13th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks Kylie
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