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Family photos, new film project
  • Photos of Matt on the set of The Adjustment Bureau with Lucy, Alexia, Gia and Isabella are at Bauer Griffin Online, Celebrity Baby Scoop, Just Jared and PopSugar.

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  • Matt is in negotiations for a role in the re-make of True Grit, to be directed by the Coen Brothers. Details at Variety and the Hollywood Reporter.

    Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are in discussions with Joel and Ethan Coen to join Jeff Bridges in "True Grit," the re-imagining of the iconic 1969 Western that Paramount Pictures will put into production next March for late 2010 release.

    The Coens, who previously attached their "Big Lebowski" star Bridges to play U.S. marshal Rooster Cogburn, are in talks with Damon to play the lawman (played by Glen Campbell in the original) who teams with Cogburn and a 14-year old girl to track her father’s killer into hostile Indian territory.

    In a turnabout, Brolin is in talks to play the killer. The actor’s recent rise was greatly helped playing the good guy in the Coens' Oscar-winning contemporary Western "No Country for Old Men."

    The Coens are producing with Scott Rudin and Steven Spielberg. The Coens wrote a script which is more faithful to the Charles Portis novel that inspired the original.
  • 11 comments or Leave a comment
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 27th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Beautiful kids

    OMG the kids are so beautiful!!!
    Is good to see the family a little more cheerful after what happened in boston last week.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 27th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

    True Grit

    Fabulous news!

    I had a feeling Matt was due to be working with the Coens. It seems like a perfect match. Matt's far-sighted early career choices are really paying off for him now. He's played so many contemporary characters that people might have a hard time envisioning him in a western if "All the Pretty Horses" wasn't out there. It may not have been successful at the time, but it is a witness to his range. And it's a big bonus that the Coen's often go back and work with the same people. Great!

    Just another Matt movie that has me (and, if you look at the internet chatter, apparently many others) all freaked out. Gotta run out and get the book.


    From: ilario1 Date: October 27th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Green Zone Trailer is up

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 27th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Green Zone Trailer is up

    Call me underwhelmed. I know they're selling it as Bourne in Iraq, but the dialogue and situations doesn't have to be so cliched and routine.

    I'm sure the movie is better than the trailer indicates, and they're selling it for a larger audience, but it all looks too familiar.

    There are also some new stills available.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 27th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Green Zone Trailer is up

    Wow. I think it looks awesome. But I wasn't really paying attention to the dialogue.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 28th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Green Zone Trailer is up

    The movie looks good and it looks like Matt will be great in that role, but I wish Paul Greengrass would quit using the shaky camera technique. I can't wait to see the movie.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 27th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

    not happy

    Lucy doesn't look to happy - what's up ?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 27th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Who knows? Probably because there are paparazzi trailing her children. Her mother is also seen in some of the photos, as well as the nanny.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 28th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)

    Invictus trailer

    And now the Invictus trailer is online at Apple. Awesome.


    Or a non-Apple version is available here:


    Edited at 2009-10-28 01:08 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 28th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Invictus trailer

    Invictus looks terrific. The trailer was shown today on Entertainment Tonight. Their intro was so funny. "See Matt Damon, buffed up and shirtless in ET's exclusive trailer from Invictus." Lol. Of course, I came arunnin'.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 28th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Invictus trailer

    That's funny. And they sold it so accurately!

    The shirtless scene is quite amusing because it seems deliberately placed to convince people that Matt did bulk up for this movie can adequately play the much larger Pienaar.

    Love the trailer.
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