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'Human Factor' project confirmed, will film in South Africa

  • Variety has confirmed that Matt will co-star with Morgan Freeman in the Nelson Mandela/Rugby World Cup film The Human Factor, to be directed by Clint Eastwood. The project was first rumored in late September 2007 - see previous posts from 25 September and 27 September.

    Matt Damon has committed to star in "Human Factor," joining Morgan Freeman in the Clint Eastwood-directed film for Warner Bros.

    Shooting will begin early next year in South Africa.

    Damon will play rugby star Francois Pienaar, who created, with Nelson Mandela, an event that gave whites and blacks in South Africa a common cause to rally around as the country was trying to heal from the wounds of apartheid.

    The Anthony Peckham-scripted drama is an adaptation of John Carlin's book "The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed the World."

  • Interviewed by Capone at Aint It Cool News, actor Seann William Scott says Matt was previously attached to star in new film The Promotion.

    Capone: How much of your time these days do you spend lobbying for roles? Was this a part that you had to convince people to let you play, or did they come to you?

    Scott: I got pretty lucky. I asked him for the meeting, and I heard that Matt Damon was attached, and I was like, "Oh fuck!" So I was lucky that he fell off the film.
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