December 13th, 2010

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Potential new project, True Grit

  • Matt is in talks to join District 9 director Neill Blomkamp's new science fiction project Elysium - details are at Deadline. Earlier information about the project is available at The Playlist.

    Matt Damon is in early negotiations to star in Neill Blomkamp's scifi film Elysium for Media Rights Capital. Damon will join District 9's Sharlto Copley in a film that is shrouded in secrecy. While a Damon commitment--they're in the early stages of deal making right now--will make Elysium a more enticing piece of business, MRC won't take it out to distributors until next year. It will come to the market when it has its major cast.

  • New clips and interviews with the True Grit cast are at Trailer Addict. An article about the film is at the NY Times, and excerpts from an article at Empire magazine is here.

    The movie also stars Hollywood actor Matt Damon as La Boeuf, and the talented star also discussed True Grit with Empire. He believes the film is very special and recalled a conversation he had with the cinematographer Roger Deakins on set.

    "We were sitting by the camera during a set-up, and I whispered to him, 'I think this one might be special.’ And he said, ‘Oh yeah. This one is,’” beamed Matt.

  • More photos from the set of Contagion are at PopSugar and Zimbio.

  • An interview with Matt's agent Patrick Whitesell is also at the NY Times.

  • An opportunity to ask Matt a question is available here.