Director Paul Greengrass has set Amy Ryan and Greg Kinnear to star alongside Matt Damon in the untitled Iraq war thriller that begins shooting today in Spain for Universal Pictures.
Greengrass and Brian Helgeland turned the premise into a fictional thriller set in the "Green Zone," a walled and fortified area where U.S. troops stay during the Iraq occupation. There, critics say, flawed decisions are made because leaders are separated from the realities of life in war-torn Iraq.
Damon plays an officer who teams with a senior CIA officer to search for evidence of weapons of mass destruction. Ryan will play a New York Times foreign correspondent sent to Iraq to investigate the U.S. government's WMD claims. Kinnear plays another CIA officer. Antoni Corone has been cast as a colonel.
Severiano spoke to CBS4's Lisa Petrillo and told her he's been training Matt Damon for a while.
He's training for a new upcoming film called "Imperial Life in the Emerald City", in which he plays a soldier, so he needs a bulkier looks and arms of a soldier.
Damon leaves $4,000 tip
Big-hearted actor MATT DAMON surprised staff at a Miami, Florida coffee shop -after leaving a $4,000 (GBP2,000) tip. The actor ordered a coffee at posh eaterie Ago costing $5 (GBP2.50), but decided to give the employees an extra bonus. A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "It was incredible. The staff were stunned."