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Matt and Lucy expecting another child, Empire win, 4th Bourne not certain
  • Matt's publicist Jennifer Allen has confirmed to People Online that Matt and Lucy are expecting their second child together. She would not confirm any other details to Access Hollywood.

    EXCLUSIVE: Matt Damon & Wife Expecting!

    Matt Damon's family is expanding: The actor and wife Luciana are expecting another baby, his rep Jennifer Allen tells PEOPLE exclusively.

    "They couldn't be happier," says Allen. "They're so excited!"

    The current PEOPLE Sexiest Man Alive, 37, and his wife, 32, stepped out Sunday night at the Empire Film Awards in London – with Luciana glowing (and sporting a baby bump).

    This is the third child for the family: Daughter Isabella was born in June 2006, and Luciana has a 9-year-old daughter, Alexia, from a previous marriage.

    The actor is currently shooting the CIA thriller Green Zone in Morocco.

  • Lucy was photographed with Matt at a reception before the Empire Film Awards in London. Photos are from PopSugar and TangledMagazine.

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  • At the Empire Awards, Matt and Paul Greengrass accepted the award for Best Film for Bourne Ultimatum, presented by Jason Isaacs. Photo sources as above, with more photos at Just Jared.

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  • At the ceremony Matt and Paul Greengrass stated that they have not signed on for a fourth Bourne movie, despite what the studio claims. Details from Empire - summary only.

    "We’ve just kind of been amused by the whole thing," said Matt Damon. "I think it’s one of these stories that has a life of it’s own. Not that we’re against it, we’re all for doing a fourth movie but it means coming up with a good story. There are a lot of things that would have to happen before we would sign up for it."

    In short: Bourne 4 is far from definite and we only want to see it if Greengrass and Damon are on board.

    P.S. We love them. If you want to see why, watch the awards on ITV2 or read the speeches. Or just meet them. They rule.

  • Matt also discussed Green Zone, as did Jason Isaacs in a separate article, where he talked about discussed Greengrass' unusual filming style.

    "We didn’t really have an agenda when we set out to make it other than we wanted to make a really good movie and a really honest movie," Damon told us of the tone on the red carpet of the Sony Ericsson Awards this evening. "We have all these real soldiers in the movie and that’s really interesting .You know there’s not really one opinion that the movie puts forward and there’s not one opinion from the soldiers themselves. People have very different views about what went on and what our role in the war is. One thing that Paul does really well in films like United 93 and Bloody Sunday is that he simultaneously puts forward a number of perspectives and you can just sit there and watch an event unfold in a way that feels really real and authentic; hopefully the movie will do that".

    Jason Isaacs
    "Yes, I'm playing Major Briggs," he told us. "I think we’ve changed his rank; I think he may be Lieutenant Colonel [in real life] or something – maybe they thought I was too creaky to be a major. But, yeah, I play a special forces soldier and I had on tap these fabulous resources of these guys who had just come back – and many of them are going back to Iraq – who had all these stories they were bursting to tell. I was just quite stunned by how receptive Paul is by taking the most dramatic stories and putting them on the screen".

    He continued,"[Paul]’s got a masterplan, but he’s changing it everyday depending on what he’s shot and so we’ve got these special forces guys and people who are really seriously lethal and a lot of arabs, who all had a lot of input. Paul takes what’s real and turns it into what’s exciting and watchable and every night you’re on your toes. You’re sat in a restaurant and have a chat and find out what you’re going to be filming the next day. Exactly what the rest of the film will be is up for grabs; it doesn’t mean it’s chaos, it means it’s probably more creative than any film I’ve ever been on."
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    ekaren From: ekaren Date: March 10th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)


    Congratulations to the happy couple!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 10th, 2008 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)

    Awards show broadcast

    Can anyone in the UK who still has a video player tape the show for me, or provide a copy? I'll pay all costs.

    Thank you.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 10th, 2008 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Awards show broadcast

    I'd love to help you out Felicity, but we got rid of our video recorder last year. The Empire Awards are on ITV2 tonight at 9.00pm. It'll probably show up on youtube at some point, everything does!

    It's lovely news that they are going to have another child. Lucy looks wonderful. I'm really happy they braved the UK storms to attend, just a shame Ultimatum didn't win more. Marcia
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 10th, 2008 10:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Awards show broadcast

    Thanks Marcia. I know most people don't keep video players anymore, but I'd love to see the whole show. I think it's the first time Lucy has attended an awards show.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 10th, 2008 07:27 am (UTC) (Link)

    Empire site

    Lots of good info on the Empire site, including a blog of the show, with quite a few Matt references (and one of Lucy):


    And the text of the acceptance speech by Paul and Matt:

    jjthomas10 From: jjthomas10 Date: March 10th, 2008 09:04 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Empire site

    That blog was pretty funny and man are the "Em-Pier" Awards laid back. (I had no idea I've been pronouncing Empire wrong for 55 years.)

    I liked the picture with Greengrass giving himself the loser L.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 10th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Congrats to Matt and Lucy!

    -Jess :)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 10th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

    CBS video

    There's another video from CBS at http://www.cbsnews.com/

    It's titled "Matt Damon's combat training" and focuses more on Matt.

    Apparently there's one more video to go.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 10th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Congratulations to Matt and Lucy. Lucy was with Matt for the 2005 Empire Awards when Matt won best actor and best film for Bourne Supremacy. So, not her first awards. She is looking fabulous.

    I find it odd that neither Paul Greengrass nor the director of Atonement won Best Director. I saw Harry Potter - but it wasn't a patch on Bourne/Atonement. But, my two favourite films of 2007 (Bourne and Atonement) got major awards so I'm happy. And if anyone had to beat Matt to best actor I'm glad it was James McAvoy. I'll record the Empire Awards on my digibox and keep it there until I get a recordable DVD player - I can make you a copy then Felicity - but it could be a while (though I think my current DVD player is terminally ill). At least then you'll get a good quality copy of it.

    I can't wait for Green Zone having watched both CBS clips. My cousin is a Royal Marine and was in both Iraq and Afghanistan so it will be interesting to hear what he thinks about it - when he returns from whatever he is doing (we don't always know where he is off too!). In fact, I think I will take him to the film. Any idea when it will be released?

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 10th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks so much Jan. A poster at IMDB said Green Zone won't be released until spring or summer of 2009. I think that if it looks good, it may be released at the end of this year, as it would be wasted mid-year.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 10th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

    to matt and lucy~!

    congrats to the the both of them!~!=)
    i wonder how pregnat she is?
    what mounth?

    jeka_ooie From: jeka_ooie Date: March 10th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Congratulations to Matt and Lucy! :)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 10th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I was there last night, well at the arrivals bit and Matt looked fantastic. Second time I've seen him now and he just looks way better in the flesh. I'll be recording the show tonight on the tv and will see if I can get it uploaded somewhere if someone else doesn't do it first
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 11th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks for your assistance - sounds great.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 10th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
    "We didn’t really have an agenda when we set out to make it other than we wanted to make a really good movie and a really honest movie,"

    Judging by the book they are basing the movie off of, I wonder if he said that with a straight face.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 11th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
    It's certainly not a straight adaptation of the book, and they're mixing it with numerous other sources.

    Ex-military personnel are heavily involved, and it's said to be very pro-military (as stated when seeking extras on military sites).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 11th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    What other sources?

    I'm curious about which other sources they've used.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 11th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: What other sources?

    As an example, the CBS news report indicates they're basing a scene or scenes on the footage shot by the CBS cameraman years ago. I doubt any details as specific as that were included in the original book.

    One article suggested they're also referencing the work of Judith Miller, the former New York Times journalist and author.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 12th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
    It would be fantastic if it is actually pro-military, or an objective take on the situation, but I would be surprised. I am betting it is following the same formula as "platoon"...damon's character is an idealistic young officer facing the brutality of the "occupation" and the suffering of the iraqis at the hands of the amirikis..his joes will be the stereotypical view of everyone unfamiliar with the military (99.5% of the population, literally), which is bunch of semi-retarded good ole boy socipaths...the SF intel guy will be a cartoonish villain. Throw in some scenes portraying AQI/1920's/mahdi army (for the full flavor of the insurgency) as the noble resistance protecting their homes from the barbarous americans, and a few scenes of Americans terrorizing the local population, and roll credits. I do hope I'm wrong though, the military gets enough undeserved bad press.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 10th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I also think its funny how nobody is able to comprehend that Iraq war movies, released during the real war, with a major anti-war/the military consists of stupid rednecks that got duped into joining up/anti-US vibe, are all BOMBING at the theaters. Flushing your cash down the toilet!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 11th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
    How do you know this will be anything like those? For one thing, none of those received anything resembling good reviews (a must for such films). Why don't you wait and see what the film is really like before bashing it. Greengrass handled United 93 with great respect, and he'll do the same here.
    From: sunnysanstar Date: March 11th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)
    I'm glad to hear about Matt & Lucy's new addition. Course, I'm even more glad to hear it's not Sarah Silverman's. :D
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 11th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
    again CONGRATS to Lucy and Matt! you already know it's life changing - in a good way! enjoy each minute you can get and good luck luck in the coming years.

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