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Informant press, Adjustment Bureau
  • Matt discussed Steven Soderbergh's take on The Informant! at Newsday's fall preview:

    The film plays as dark comedy, Soderbergh centering on the absurdity of Whitacre's deceitful, vainglorious cooperation with his FBI handlers.

    "Steven really kind of set on this idea of him being the most unreliable narrator. There's information in the book that's just kind of doled out slowly, where you go, 'Wait a minute, something's not quite right,'" Damon said. "It's sort of the liar who keeps saying, 'OK, now I'm telling you everything.'"

  • The press junket for The Informant! will be held in Los Angeles from Monday. Photos of a smiling Matt arriving in LA on Saturday are at PopSugar.

  • Anthony Mackie discussed his role in The Adjustment Bureau at the New York Daily News:

    Anthony Mackie is about to shoot a suspense thriller, "The Adjustment Bureau," with Matt Damon in NYC — and he may just give the A-lister a run for his money. "For the opening scene, they have me running from 27th to 14th St.," says the "We Are Marshall" star. "Every day, for a week, I'll be running 13 blocks over and over until we get it right. You won't see Matt doing that!"

  • The announcement of Matt's American Cinematheque honor has sparked considerable debate - including this post at Awards Daily.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 1st, 2009 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)


    Three TV advertisements for The Informant! are available at the movie's Facebook page:


    A short video of Matt being interviewed as he arrives at LAX:


    And a sighting of Matt and Lucy in Santa Monica:

    Matt Damon, causing a stir at Santa Monica's Café Delfini. The actor was eating with wife Luciana, as many excited diners looked on – but never approached the actor.

    Edited at 2009-09-01 10:59 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 1st, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Thanks for all of the excellent updates

    Thanks for the excellent updates. You always do such a great job with this website. I cannot wait to see The Informant this month. As I mentioned earlier, Matt Damon plays my father. Mom and dad are going to the Premiere in NY City. The trailer and the TV spots make dad look like a doofus. But, it was a long time ago. It is still pretty cool to look back at some of the positive things that happened after the case. Many people appreciate your website. I have always been a Matt Damon fan, and your website is the best place for the updates.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 2nd, 2009 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thanks for all of the excellent updates

    Thanks for your comments - not long until the movie's release now.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 2nd, 2009 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Informant!

    The Informant! looks like it is going to be a very cool comedy. Such a relief for all of us that live in a serious world. I'm looking forward to seeing it.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 2nd, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Liberace update

    Steven Soderbergh discusses his Liberace project with Matt, which appears to be delayed until summer 2010:


    On his Liberace film
    Well, it’s Michael Douglas and Matt (Damon, as Scott Thorson, Liberace’s lover) and the script’s by Richard LaGravenese. It’s a great project all the way round and we’re right in the middle of acquiring the money to make it. It’s a very difficult environment to raise money for a movie like that, because it’s a movie for grownups and it’s about Liberace. So a lot of people look at it and go, ‘Who’s this for?’
    I’m confident we can get it together. We just may have to do it for a REAL price.

    On Moneyball...
    "There have been a couple of times in my career where I’ve been unceremoniously removed from projects. I don’t waste a lot of energy on it. It doesn’t get you anywhere. As soon as it became clear that there was no iteration of that movie that I was going to get to direct, I immediately started looking around for something else to do. I have a couple of other things in development that I had hoped to move up, but actor’s schedules wouldn’t allow it. But I have something I can get to after the first of the year, and I’m supposed to do my Liberace movie next summer. So my attitude when something like that happens is, ‘What’s next?’ You can’t dwell on it.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 3rd, 2009 02:40 am (UTC) (Link)


    A first look photo from Matt's skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which will air on 15 September, is at Popwatch:


    And an interesting assessment of a classic scene in Good Will Hunting and the texts of Vickers and Lemon in considering the evolution of the market economy in the southern colonies:


    Edited at 2009-09-03 02:46 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 3rd, 2009 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)


    I love the Kimmel still. Hilarious! Looking forward to this one.
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