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LA sighting, casting call

  • A sighting from Los Angeles at People online:

    Matt Damon, helping daughter Isabella, 18 months, pet the animals at the Molly's Mutts & Meows and Best Friends Animal Society adoption booth at a West Hollywood park along with wife Luciana. The family didn't adopt an animal, but Isabella appeared to enjoy playing with the dogs, a park goer tells us.

  • A call for ex-military personnel to be extras in Green Zone from Stars and Stripes, including:

    There are still plenty of open slots for others who didn’t make it to last week’s casting call at the Bird in Hand pub. The London-based talent agency 2020 Casting is currently on the hunt for 200 U.S. troops to be filmed between February and April in the U.K., Spain and Morocco.

    Provisionally titled “The Green Zone,” the film is set in Baghdad’s Green Zone, the center of the international coalition. The plot follows Damon, leader of a U.S. Army mobile exploration team, as he and his team search for weapons of mass destruction in the first year of the Iraq war.

    The film is an adaptation of Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s book, "Imperial Life in the Emerald City," and will be directed by "Bourne Ultimatum" and "United 93" director Paul Greengrass.

    "It's a very pro-military film," casting assistant Becky Lennox said in between interviewing airmen for the film.

    Lennox said that Greengrass is striving to bring the film credibility by using real military troops.

    "He doesn’t want to get actors trying to pretend to do it," Lennox continued. "He wants to give respect to the people that do it."
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