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  • Photos of Matt, Lucy, Isabella and Gia on the beach in Hawaii on holiday are at PopSugar. A photo of Matt surfing was at Us magazine, with another photo at People (both are below).

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  • Matt may attend the Mandela Day concert in New York on 18 July.

  • Journalist Ben Lyons (At the Movies, The Daily Ten) wrote on his Twitter account today that he will be visiting Africa shortly with Matt to promote OneXOne.

  • Producer Frank Marshall has provided an update on Bourne 4 and says that Matt will not be considered for the Lance Armstrong movie.

    While filming continues on M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender, Marshall is actively moving forward with another major movie franchise, as they're developing a fourth movie starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, although a lot of elements still need to come into place. "We'd like to shoot next year," he told us. "It's trying to get everybody's schedules in the right place and getting the script right. We've done pretty well with these scripts that are pretty loosely put together, but I'd like the script to be really solid this time before we go forward. We're spending a lot of time on this story."

    At one point, there were some thoughts that Damon might take on the role of Lance Armstrong in the biopic about the celebrity cyclist which is moving forward at Columbia Pictures, but Marshall said they'd be looking for a new up ‘n' coming actor to take on the role instead. "The book really only takes Lance up to the first tour, so he's only 21, and as much as Matt looks young, I'm not sure that he's going to be able to do it."

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  • In an interview at Entertainment Tonight Michael Douglas stated that he is hoping to do the Liberace biopic with Matt for director Steven Soderbergh in February 2010.

  • Clint Eastwood discussed Invictus at a recent panel, reported at the Hollywood Reporter.

    The Malpaso way, which is Eastwood's way, is lean, quiet, streamlined, actor-friendly--as long as they're willing to deliver in just a few takes. When Kevin Costner didn't show up on time for a scene during Perfect World, Eastwood just shot over the shoulder of his stunt double and was ready to shoot his face too when Costner turned up, shocked. "I'm paid to shoot film, that's what I'm here for," Eastwood told the star.

    Typically, Eastwood's latest, the South African drama Invictus, which Morgan Freeman brought to Eastwood, who in turn brought in Warner Bros., came in under its $50 million budget and four or five days shy of its 55 day schedule. "They bought it right away," said Eastwood. "It was an easy sell. Nelson Mandela is noble subject matter."

  • Other Invictus reports - a hairdresser who worked on the movie is interviewed here, and the source book's author, John Carlin, is interviewed about the book and his time on the set here.

  • Matt was interviewed for the documentary All in: The Poker Movie, which just premiered (and received an award) at CineVegas. A few reports are at and here. Movieline reports that in the doc Matt says Rounders is the most influential film he's ever made.
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