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  • Photos of Matt leaving Nobu Berkeley restaurant in London on Friday are at Zimbio (via Splash), Bauer-Griffin and PopSugar. Matt appears to have finished filming the Untitled Mandela Project in South Africa.

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  • There's a new photo of Matt as an inset on the new cover of Empire magazine (UK) for the magazine's 20th Anniversary edition. A photo of the cover is at Lainey Gossip. The photo still is now available at flickr.

    The photographic spread also includes special shoots with Ben Stiller, Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Matt Damon, Viggo Mortensen and Sean Bean, Gerard Butler and Jack Nicholson.

  • A report on the legal issues preventing the release of Margaret is at the LA Times.

  • Another interview with Joel McHale is here. There are no references to Matt or The Informant in Joel's stand-up show, which I saw yesterday.

    Question: I know you’re doing a movie with Matt Damon. Is there a big difference between Matt Damon and Jason Bourne or is he just playing himself?
    McHale: He’s definitely playing a character. He’s not a cold-blooded killer in real life. Thank God or he’d probably be in jail. I should say he’s not a military-trained killing machine. He’s great. He’s remarkably funny. That’s not what you would think. He’s just a tremendous actor. The movie is a very dark comedy, and it’s called The Informant.

  • And there's a new closing song for The Informant - as reported by Army Archerd of Variety:

    Add this music note: Alam and Marilyn Bergman have again teamed with Marvin Hamlisch to write a movie tune. This one, "Trust Me," will close "The Informant" starring Matt Damon. Steve Tyler sings it over the film's finale and those who've heard -and seen it--say it is priceless!. Damon, whose character steals millions in the film, has adopted a new look--plus 30 pounds and mustache--and that ain't all.

  • A Q&A with stars of The People Speak at a recent film festival is here.

  • A report from South Africa's TV Plus magazine about autograph seekers in Cape Town, reported at Mariah Daily:

    They finally got their picture as Mariah left the resort two days later. While they waited in the lobby, they saw Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, a sweaty Robert de Niro leaving the hotel's gym, Marisa Tomei, and Matt Damon and his family. Matt spent about 10 minutes walking around cooing to his gorgeous seven-month-old daughter Gia.
  • 9 comments or Leave a comment
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 27th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)


    I don't want to seem shallow but can't help but notice that that is one beautiful hunk 'o man, there.

    The press should get busy and ask Matt about green zone. Surely he'll see a cut while he's there?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 27th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: pic

    I guess that's why he's in London - to do voice work with Paul or some other kind of work on the film. He's also (supposedly) not filming the next movie (Adjustment Bureau) until September, so he's got plenty of time for re-shoots or additional footage.

    Edited at 2009-04-27 04:09 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 27th, 2009 08:55 am (UTC) (Link)


    It seems to me that Lonergan has become too close to the movie and can't see the wood for the trees. If this article is an accurate reflection of what's going on then I think he needs to step back and try to decide the story he wants to tell and tell it; the project looks overly ambitious, and it seems as if he has overreached himself. But as it's three years and no end in sight, it will probably look like a museum piece and have no relevance to an audience if it does get released now.

    Matt's daughters will be on college by the time it sees the light of day!

    Thanks for the yummy picks. Nice to know he's in my home town. Marcia
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 28th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    Thanks for updates

    Matt is certainly keeping busy! thanks for all the pics and links. I was wondering why "Margaret" was filmed so long ago, but still hasn't been released. Just wanted to say "thank you" for all the great updates. Take care, Cheryl
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 28th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thanks for updates

    Thank you Cheryl.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 28th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Star Trek

    Director JJ Abrams now says he wanted Matt for Kirk's father, not Kirk himself. He's changing the story again...


    Edited at 2009-04-28 10:24 pm (UTC)
    From: lmt228 Date: May 3rd, 2009 12:01 am (UTC) (Link)

    flickr still of Matt

    beyond hot.....
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 4th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Great coverage as always, Felicity! Love that pic of Matt as Bourne.

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