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Emerald City to shoot in January
  • From Empire Online:

    Empire caught up with the delightful, and delightfully shaggy-haired, Paul Greengrass recently and the director dropped a couple of tidbits on what to expect of his next film with Matt Damon, Imperial Life in the Emerald City.

    "Is it a very different sensibility to Bourne? I don't know, we haven't made it yet," Greengrass said. "I'm certainly very pleased with it. It's much more me, and about things I love to do. It's about exploring the world we live in and it will be a very good time".

    Greengrass also said that the film will begin shooting in January. He wouldn't be drawn on exactly what character Damon would play, but it sounds like we're very much getting Greengrass wearing serious hat here, with this probably being a very good companion piece to United 93.

  • An excerpt of Ben Affleck's interview on Larry King Live, when discussing Gone baby gone:

    B. AFFLECK: Yes, Matt was very helpful, actually. You know, Matt -- you know, I kind of waited to show it to him until I was in the middle of cutting the movie, because you would only get, you know, one chance to show somebody something for the first time and get their first -- first impression, as they say. And he was very helpful. I had a few sort of decisions that I was agonizing over and I showed it to him. And he had some really good ideas, not surprisingly, a very smart guy, and he has been, you know, very supportive of the movie.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 8th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC) (Link)
    This is the confirmation that Matt's committed to the Emerald City project, and there's a posting on IMDB (unsourced) that Matt is 90% certain to drop out of the Harvey Milk project for (of all people): Mark Wahlberg, the 'second choice' man.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 8th, 2007 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)
    Nooo, please tell me he isn't going to drop out of the Harvey Milk project. It was the one project I was really looking forward to seeing...sigh...I'm so disappointed :((( And for Mark Whalberg???? What on earth are they thinking??? That character was perfect for Matt. Oh, well...

    I'm glad that he is going to do the Green Zone, but I still would have wished that he had done the other one too.

    Any news on The Human Factor yet?

    Not very good news today, but thank you very much for keeping us informed.

    Theo
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 8th, 2007 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
    I think the timing is wrong for Milk, unless it can start earlier somehow, or the schedule with Green Zone can be juggled (is Matt even the lead role in that film?)

    Clint Eastwood is due to direct The Human Factor, but he's currently directing The Changeling with Angelina in LA. So he's at least six months away from another project. I'm presuming it's the post-strike project in about July or August 08, following The Informant, and I'm presuming that meeting Eastwood in LA was one of the reasons for Matt's trip west a week or so back. There's no action on cast or crew appointments at the moment.

    As for Wahlberg, hopefully someone will work out soon he can't actually act and is an unpleasant person to boot, and they'll find some other flavour of the month to replace him in multiple projects. But that's just me.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 8th, 2007 11:55 am (UTC) (Link)
    "As for Wahlberg, hopefully someone will work out soon he can't actually act and is an unpleasant person to boot, and they'll find some other flavour of the month to replace him in multiple projects. But that's just me."

    I second that!

    ~Maureen~
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