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.
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."
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.