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Green Zone filming again in Morocco
  • Matt is currently in Rabat, Morocco, filming re-shoots for Green Zone. A photo of Matt and Greg Kinnear on set last week is at Flickr.

  • Jason Isaacs discussed Green Zone and working with Matt at the Boston Globe.

    Jason Isaacs had hoped to be at the ICA Sunday for the screening of his new movie, "Good." After all, he's been right next door in Rhode Island shooting "Brotherhood." But the actor got word this week he's needed in Morocco, where he and Matt Damon are about to put the finishing touches on "Green Zone," the Iraq war movie directed by Paul Greengrass. "Matt's all about the work, and so far from precious," said Isaacs, who's British. "The first day of work on 'Green Zone,' I had to knock Matt about like a rag doll and there wasn't a peep out of him. We got to the end of the day, and he was covered in cuts and bruises."

  • Actress Melanie Lynskey discussed The Informant:

    "I guess the next thing that will screen in New Zealand is The Informant that I have just finished working on. It was so much fun making that film. Stephen Soderbergh (Traffic) was great and Matt Damon was super-nice, we played it like a comedy."

  • Matt created some sports-themed artwork for a charity auction to support the Willow Foundation, a UK charity which provides special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds.

  • The A.V. Club has taken a new look at Rounders.
  • 8 comments or Leave a comment
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 8th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

    green zone

    Nice to finally see something about Greg's participation in the project. Interesting that he hasn't made a peep about it in the press, at least I've seen nothing. He will make a great self-righteous CIA agent. Do you know if he or Isaacs has higher billing?

    Thanks as always for the good stuff.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 8th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: green zone

    Greg doesn't play a CIA agent (the caption is wrong). He's a senior military official, Clark Poundstone, and Matt's a soldier.

    Greg's mentioned the project quite a few times in interviews (and I've copied those comments here). Mostly that he's enjoyed working with Paul Greengrass and the challenging nature of how they're filming. And how it's nice to do a film with Matt where they're not stuck together.

    Don't know about the billing, but I would suspect Greg has higher billing (Isaacs isn't mentioned on the Working Title Films official site).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 13th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: green zone

    That's too funny, I had completely forgotten about Greg's earlier comments. You're right, of course, I remember now his joke about finally getting to see the other side of Matt's face.

    If anyone is interested there's a funny youtube up about Matt's visit to the University of Miami. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmXovRpgXBQ

    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 10th, 2008 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
    Tottenham Hotspurs 'suck', Matt does like living dangerously! He better steer clear of North London when he comes to the UK, though of course he now can count Arsenal supporters as his fans :D Marcia
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 10th, 2008 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
    There were a few rumors that Matt was seen at soccer games in the UK while filming there - none were confirmed. I thought the Tottenham dig was perhaps back to Paul Greengrass or his radio mate (Mark Kermode?)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 10th, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Being an Arsenal supporter he can say what he likes about Spurs as far as I'm concerned. The rivalry between the two teams has always been insane. I compare it to the intense rivalry between Liverpool and Everton.

    I'm not going to think about that he might have been in North London and I didn't know about it? Especially as I'm only a few miles from both the clubs grounds.

    I didn't know he is friends with Mark Kermode, who by the way is a really good DJ. Anyway enough about football(soccer). Good to have some fresh news about Matt's activities, been a bit quiet lately. Marcia
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 11th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC) (Link)

    New Bourne DVD package released

    Hi, Just saw that a new, completely "nothing" release of the three Bourne movies has appeared in the last fews weeks at Walmart and BJ's Warehouse. Price was about $20. Cover quite dull too. Nothing new, no new interviews or clips, but I guess it's a good deal for a new fan since Ultimatum is selling alone for about $12.99 at Walmart. As always, thanks for all the great info and pics! Take care, Cheryl
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 11th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: New Bourne DVD package released

    Thanks, I've mentioned it previously. It appears to be collection of all three movies plus the Bourne Files, which was previously only releaesd on the edition of Identity and Supremacy released before Ultimatum (as it was essentially a preview of Ultimatum).

    Interesting to note that Matt, in one of his last election interviews held after he had started work again with Greengrass, was more positive about the idea of a sequel. Matt said that as he had been asked about it so often the fans really seemed interested, and that as it had been fun to make (as if), he and Greengrass had recently talked about it and agreed to do another one.

    Edited at 2008-11-11 04:13 am (UTC)
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