Universal Pictures made a presentation to Community Board 1’s Seaport/Civic Center Committee last week on upcoming shooting for the film “The Bourne Ultimatum,” starring Damon and Julia Stiles, who grew up in Soho.
Lauri Pitkus, a Universal project director, said that the movie will take over parts of South and Dover Sts. and Peck Slip to film a car chase scene from March 17-18, St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The film crew will be on location from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, Pitkus said, and will set up the night before.
Now, just as unexpectedly, he's roaring back, with a pair of movies he's writing, directing, and financing himself. He just finished editing Youth Without Youth, a philosophical time-travel romance starring Tim Roth and, in an uncredited cameo, Matt Damon. He hopes to shoot his next film, an immigrant saga called Tetro, this fall. In a revealing chat, the 67-year-old discusses his burst of creativity, a desire to go amateur, and the misunderstood work of his new mentor: Sofia Coppola.
Remember the name Matt Damon. If he doesn't become a movie star, my name is Robert Redford.
Damon is 19. He's handsome. He studied drama under Gerry Speca at Cambridge Rindge &Latin and he's majoring in drama at Harvard, where he studies under David Wheeler, director of works on and off Broadway and at the Trinity and ART.
Damon appeared this week in a prime role opposite Brian Dennehy and Piper Laurie in the TNT cable network movie "Rising Son," and his performance was judged by the New York Times to be perfectly on target.
His most dramatic performance, recalls his father, Kent Damon, president of Beacon Hill Capital, was turned in when Matt was 4 years old. Assuming for himself the role of Superman, young Damon tied a towel around his neck to simulate a cape, climbed to the top of a jungle gym at a playground in Newton and then leaped off, breaking his ankle.