December 4th, 2008

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Dinner with George, Ness

  • Matt and Lucy had dinner with George Clooney at Nobu Berkeley in London on Wednesday. Early photos are at I Need My Fix, WENN, Entertainmentwise and the Daily Mail.

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  • Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere provides an explanation about the reluctance of Paramount to greenlight Ness/Torso:

    "So why hasn't Paramount gotten around to making the darned thing? That's the question around town as the clock ticks on the studio's rights to the project, which are due to expire on 12.15. A source inside the negotiations says Damon and Affleck are ready to go, and that McAdams has expressed interest, but Paramount has yet to pull the proverbial trigger.

    A source close to team Fincher has told me that Fincher is ready to make the picture immediately but can't get an answer out of Paramount because -- ready?-- production execs prefer that Fincher make a Keanu Reeves chef comedy instead.