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Ultimatum trailer, O13 updates, GreenDimes
  • The new trailer for The Bourne Ultimatum is here, with the site also including new stills. This site has some trailer stills.

  • There will be another charity screening for Ocean's Thirteen in Las Vegas on 6 June. Details about the Chicago charity screening are available here. Both items are thanks to Clooney Studio. And Brad Pitt will not attend the Chicago event - details here:

    Details remain sketchy, but Clooney and co-stars/accomplices Don Cheadle and Matt Damon have RSVP'd for the charity bash. Oprah Winfrey is a maybe -- one scene shows Clooney sobbing during "Oprah." Another "maybe" is Ellen Barkin, who will play Damon's older-woman love interest.

    Alas, Brad Pitt and Pacino have sent their regrets. Organizers are still waiting to hear from the likes of ensemblemates Bernie Mac, Casey Affleck and Gould.

    Vanity Fair magazine editor Graydon Carter is hosting the event to raise money for the International Rescue Committee, which aids war victims around the world. The cause is dear to the heart of Clooney, who visited Darfur last year and filmed a documentary on refugees living in Chad.

    The "Ocean's Thirteen" evening will include a premiere of the movie at AMC River East 21, followed by a soirée at the new Room 21 restaurant, nightclub, set to open at 2100 S. Wabash Ave. Tickets for the screening alone will start at $500. Details will be announced at a later date.

  • A (hopefully false) report here suggests that Matt is in talks for a Green Arrow comic book movie.

  • There's a preview of Matt's pre-taped appearance on Oprah Friday at the show's website. Update: on the show Matt is talking about GreenDimes - more information from Oprah's site. The friend is likely to be Larry Tanz, CEO of LivePlanet, who is on the Advisory Board of Tonic, which operates GreenDimes.

    Matt Damon received a life-changing gift last holiday season. A friend signed him up for Greendimes, an organization that seeks to cut down on junk mail. Not only does junk mail clog up your mailbox, it also requires an estimated 100 million trees and 20 billion gallons of water every year.

    For about a dime a day, Greendimes will stop 70 to 90 percent of the junk mail you're now getting. They also plant a tree a month for every member. "So not only are you saving trees from being cut down, you're actually participating in replanting trees," Matt says. "We need our trees, obviously, because they do everything from remove air pollution and sequester carbon, they filter our water, they provide wildlife with homes."

    Matt was so impressed with Greendimes that he's now a board member for the company. "Do something wonderful for your planet and do something wonderful for your life. Get rid of this junk," he says.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 20th, 2007 11:34 am (UTC) (Link)
    Read the following in yesterday's thelondonpaper.com, my sister brought it home from work. I found the following very interesting:

    'The heat is on for Paul Greengrass - movie bosses want re-shoots completed to meet the films release date of 17 August(the UK release date). "Since the cast and crew have been back in London the pressure has really been on", an on-set insider tells theBuzz. The whole entourage is staying at the Royal Hotel in Kensington at great expense, and the re-shoots themselves are costing a fortune. Plus the fact that the scriptwriters have been doing re-writes everyday."

    Matt has teamed up with Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn, who plays the villain in the film, and rising British star Paddy Considine. Matt is driven in each day from a country residence to shoot scenes on locations such as Waterloo station and Shepperton and Pinewood Studios, but there's no rest afterwards. When he and the crew are finished here, they are jetting off to LA to shoot further scenes.'

    Loved the trailer for Supremacy. Thanks for linking it, Felicity. Marcia
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 20th, 2007 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks very much for the report Marcia - not surprising, and it ties into a few things I've read. It's just crazy that they're still filming so close to the release date. But these Bourne shoots are always a nightmare, and they've turned out OK so far.

    Here's one report I haven't put on the site, but seems to show the state of (hopefully organised) chaos. Will the additional filming be in Madrid, Berlin, LA, Nixa?

    News Leader 11 April
    Mark Biggs, who teaches filmmaking at Missouri State University and is board president of the Missouri Film Commission, also has this industry news:

    Producers for the third film in "The Bourne Identity" series could consider shooting for a couple of days in the Nixa or Ozark area.

    "I was asked to shoot production pictures for the third installment of 'Bourne Identity,'" Biggs says.

    The series' main fictional character, Jason Bourne —played by Matt Damon —is from Nixa.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 20th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    thelondonpaper.com article

    http://www.thelondonpaper.com/cs/Satellite/london/gossip/article/1157147144351?packedargs=suffix%3DArticleController

    Matt Damon facing a Bourne ultimatum
    by Luke Blackall. Thursday, 19 April 2007

    Time is running out for Matt Damon’s new film The Bourne Ultimatum.

    After filming in London earlier in the year, the Good Will Hunting star, along with much of the cast and crew, has been forced to jet back to the capital to complete re-shoots for the third film in the series. Damon has enjoyed huge critical and commercial success with the first two Bourne films, The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy, so film bosses are being careful not to disappoint fans with the latest in the franchise by tweaking scenes to perfection.

    The heat is on for director Paul Greengrass – movie bosses want the re-shoots completed to meet the film’s release date of 17 August. “Since the cast and crew have been back in London the pressure has really been on,” an on-set insider tells theBuzz. “The whole entourage is staying at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington at great expense, and the re-shoots themselves are costing a fortune. Plus the fact that scriptwriters have been doing re-writes everyday.”

    Matt has teamed up with Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn, who plays the villain in the film, and rising British star Paddy Considine. Matt is driven in each day from a country residence to shoot scenes on locations such as Waterloo station and Shepperton and Pinewood Studios, but there’s no rest afterwards. When he and the crew are finished here, they are jetting off to LA to shoot further scenes.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 20th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I'm basking in the pleasure of scooping you. The first and probably only time it will happen. :)

    You've answered my question on what to get the person who has everything. We all hate junk mail. Here there's an organisation called the Mail Preference Service,(there's also one for cold-callers by phone called the Telephone Preference Service,free to join and no more calls from people trying to sell you double-glazing) it's free and reduces junk mail by similar amounts as Matt's organisation. Marcia
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 20th, 2007 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks for the UK details Marcia (and I hadn't seen that paper before).

    GreenDimes is only available in the US and Canada at this stage, and it's only for home use (business mail not available at this stage).

    Matt's not mentioned on their website or any promotional material, that I could find, but they're going to get a lot of attention following the Oprah mention.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 20th, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks Marcia for noticing that. It completely passed me by. I shall have to retrieve my copy from the recycling bag!
    I wonder where they get their information from? I would have thought that Matt would stay in a hotel nearby for the Waterloo shoots - the Savoy is just across the river. Then again, Shepperton and Pinewood are almost in the country.

    I must say I really cannot contain my excitement about this movie. I just want to burst. In fact, I would like to go to sleep and wake up in August. We are all going en masse from our office as it has been such a part of our lives for the last few months (I work above Waterloo station).

    Thanks Felicity for all the recent stuff.
    Jan
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 20th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The trailer

    This is the same trailer as before with new footage. I like it, but I wish they'd used more new scenes. Trying my best to avoid reading any spoliers, but it looks like he has his memory back now? Sounds like it's going to rock something hard
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 20th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The trailer

    Well....he says he remembers everything!

    I guess there is not too much edited footage yet - on the first quick view I didn't notice any London there, or Paris or Berlin/Moscow. Jan
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 20th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
    The trailer looks fantastic thankyou!

    -Cass
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 21st, 2007 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: trailer

    Great avatar there Kaylinne.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 21st, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Thanks Felicity!

    Thanks so much for all the great information. Loved having the new "Bourne Ultimatum" trailer - wouldn't have found it myself, or the news about Matt being on Oprah. Am delighted to hear about a way to stop junk mail - something I personally loathe. -- Thanks again, Cheryl
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 24th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    GreenDimes

    Glad to hear that Matt is supporting such a cool company. GreenDimes is doing really really great work to stop junk mail and save all of the resources it takes to produce this crap!

    Very cool stuff...

    www.greendimes.com
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