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Green Zone, Ness
  • Jason Isaacs discussed Green Zone in an interview at the Jerusalem Post:

    His next film, though, is not another Harry Potter movie, but Green Zone, a thriller about American soldiers in Iraq, early in the war, with Matt Damon. Directed by Paul Greengrass (United 93), he calls it a "really nail-biting thriller."

  • A marketing article on OneXOne.

  • David Fincher discussed the Ness/Torso casting rumors, stating that Rachel McAdams has not been approached. There has been no word yet on if or when the film is going ahead.

  • A Green Zone military adviser and body double for Matt, JAC Sgt. First Class Christopher C. Slaughter, discussed his role in the film here, including:

    Q: What was the worst thing?
    A: Being in Morocco.

    Q: What was the best thing in working with Matt Damon?
    A: Matt is a really humble guy. He’s one of the best in the business, yet he was still open to taking advice, especially on the military aspects of the film in order to make sure the movie is as realistic as possible. The entire crew were really good about that with me and the other military guys that were on the set. (a few actors were hired because they were former military as well).
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 29th, 2008 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    Thank You

    I just want to say a heartfelt thank you for all the great work you've done on this site all year. I know it's been a struggle at times with all those horrible trolls, but I know that Matt's true fans appreciate all the work you do.

    I haven't been around much having been pretty sick over the last few weeks, but I want you to know that I avidly read your column and hope you have a superb 2009.

    Best wishes
    Marcia

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 29th, 2008 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thank You

    Thanks very much Marcia - sorry to hear you've been sick (and over the holiday period too).

    It's been a very strange Matt year without any releases and a lot of backlash. Hopefully next year is more positive with up to four movies being released.

    There was one blog report that Matt and family (with mother Nancy and her husband) were in Buenos Aires, Argentina, around the Christmas period. A local report says Aussie poker player Joe Hachem will be celebrating New Year's Eve with Matt in Miami, so he's probably back in the US by then.

    Here's another really fun Matt radio interview around election time if readers want a dose of Matt: talking about Rounders making it into the black and all sorts of non-election things.
    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=45449143
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 30th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Thanks

    I want to echo the above sentiments and also express my appreciation. I come to check this site out almost every day, and you always find such interesting tidbits. You make this a really enjoyably refreshing stop. I wish you and everyone a wonderful new year.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 30th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thanks

    Thank you Paula. And thanks to all readers who wrote comments this year, and made the site more enjoyable for others.
    From: novice_41 Date: December 31st, 2008 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
    one more echo here ;). even if I'm more the lurker typ I DO LOVE your column and I'm deeply grateful that you spare no effort to keep the readers updated with all the news, notes and quotes. I promise to be around all through the upcoming year! ;) till then I wish you, Felicity and all the readers aboard a happy, healthy and successful new year!

    p.s. I loved (still do) that radio inti it's simply great and all the impressions make me smile from ear to ear all the time.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 31st, 2008 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thank you. The radio interview was good fun - Matt's so willing to get off topic and keep the radio hosts happy and throw in an election plug at the end.
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