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Green Zone, Running the Sahara
  • Another report about the filming for Green Zone is at La Verdad.es. No media is allowed access to the set, but the article discusses the security around the set, some of the filming and the role being played by Spanish military officers. A destroyed vehicle used in the film is below.

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  • Wyclef Jean will score Running the Sahara - details here.

    In addition to his deal with Motorola, Wyclef has also struck a partnership with Matt Damon. Jean will score the music for the documentary Running the Sahara. The documentary was narrated and executive produced by Damon to raise awareness for his H20 Africa initiative. Running the Sahara focuses on three renowned marathon runners, who take on a 111 day expedition to raise awareness for Africa's water crisis.

  • A reminder that the 2007 OneXOne gala is scheduled to air on CTV tonight. The event raised over $3 million for children living in poverty around the world.

  • Matt is listed at #14 in a very odd list by Total Film of the Hottest People in Hollywood. Thanks to Clooney Studio.

    Absurdly denied Oscar noms for his superb turns in The Departed and The Good Shepherd, but few can deliver such conflicted, compromised, human characters as Damon, who rounded out ’07 with a trilogy-topper of uncommon quality in The Bourne Ultimatum. He mixes Redford’s good looks with Hoffman’s smarts – the complete package.

    What’s next? A stint alongside Anna Paquin in Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret, before joining Greengrass in The Green Zone, Soderbergh in The Informant and Clint Eastwood for The Human Factor.
  • 4 comments or Leave a comment
    From: bmcampbe Date: January 26th, 2008 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I don't find the list odd at all. I think it is right on target as the people in Hollywood that are building the most power right now. Matt should be very proud to be on this list. These are the people you want to know in the film industry.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 26th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
    George Clooney is #61 and Ed Norton is #1. I call it an odd list.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 27th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks for keeping us up to date -- no matter how odd the stories are.
    From: taniahaskins Date: March 18th, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt Damon

    Please do you have a valid address where I can send a letter to Matt Damon. I am a really big fan of his and would like to write to him.

    Thank you
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