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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.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 4th, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Keanu Reeves comedy

    Outrageous comment but it could be true because comedies do better in a recession/depression. Keanu comedy though? He hasn't done one in a decade or more! I'd love to see a Matt Damon comedy - a good quality farce (better than Stuck on You).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 4th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Stuck on You

    I'm sorry, but I must throw caution to the wind and publicly defend Stuck of You. It seems to be one of those movies that people trash all the time. I encourage everyone to go back and look at it again and give it another chance(it actually benefits tremendously from a TV edit). Once you get past the first 10 minutes (which are awkward) it's wonderful. It's sweet without being saccharine and it's often laugh-out-loud funny. It has great performances which are only boosted by the fact that you get to see both Matt and Greg in the main frame all the time, during which time they're not only acting but reacting. How often do you get a double close-up of two terrific actors? The reactions shots of Matt when Greg is talking to Meryl streep are worth the popcorn all by themselves.

    Signed sincerely,
    International Defenders of SOY
    aka Paula

    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 4th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Stuck on You

    Sign me up as a member of ID of SOY! Everything you say about it is true, AND you get Cher into the bargain. No one does wry like Cher. I, too, would like to see Matt in another comedy. His everyday self seems rooted in mordant Cambridge wit, and I think that's one of the best things about him. Maybe we should petition Patrick to put some comedies to him.

    And what about "Good Will Hunting II ("Where There's a Will, There's a Way")? Am I the only one interested in what the future held for those characters?

    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 5th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)

    Ok; Stuck on You wasn't that bad

    However, I would like to see Matt in a vehicle like O Brother where art thou or Fargo. This is high quality comedy. That said, I can't wait to see the Informant!
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