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'The Green Zone' details

  • There are few official details released yet about Matt's next project, currently titled The Green Zone, but here's what I've sourced to date. Information from here, Studio Daily, here and here.

    Filming dates: January 8 or 9 for 12-16 weeks (Matt has to start The Informant by 15 April 2008)

    Filming locations: Spain, Morocco and the United Kingdom

    Based on: Imperial life in the emerald city: Inside Iraq's Green Zone, by Rajiv Chandrasekaran (non-fiction)

    Adapted by: Paul Greengrass and Brian Helgeland

    Summary: The film is set in Iraq, in and around the Green Zone. A Mobile Exploitation team led by Chief Warrant Officer Miller is sent to find weapons of mass destruction and is led on a journey of intrigue and deception where nothing is what it seems.

    Matt's character: If the above is correct, presumably Chief Warrant Officer Miller. The character is not in the book (and neither are the other secondary speaking parts).

    Other characters: Iraqi locals, soldiers, General, political adviser etc.

    Other cast members: None confirmed to date, but Texas State Rep. Allen Vaught "will most likely" be in the cast, along with "actual soldiers who were there".

    Crew: From IMDB, most crew to date worked on either United 93 or the Bourne movies.

    Quote from editor Christopher Rouse:

    Q: What is your next project with Paul Greengrass?
    Rouse: The working title is The Green Zone. It’s about the first year of the war in Iraq and the hunt for the weapons of mass destruction. It’s a terrific script, and I’m looking forward to getting started. We’re scheduled to start shooting sometime in January.

    Early footage: According to one report, Greengrass showed a "sneak preview of scenes" at the London Film Festival on 1 November 2007.

  • Matt and Lucy were named one of the cutest celebrity couples of the year at People online.

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    PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive doesn't leave home without his wife, Luciana Barroso (here, with him in Berlin), and his kids, a 15-month-old daughter and 9-year-old stepdaughter. "The only time they haven't come with me was for the Tangier sequence of this film [The Bourne Ultimatum] and as soon as I got there I realized it was a mistake," he told the UK's Sunday Express. "Now they come everywhere with me."

  • The upcoming release of Ocean's Thirteen on High Definition DVD and Blu-Ray DVD will include additional features not included on the standard release - from here.

    An utterly disappointing video and audio presentation is partially made up for with a pair of high definition-exclusive special features. First up is an amusing Commentary by Director Steven Soderbergh and Screenwriters Brian Koppelman and David Levien.
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