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More Boston premiere photos
  • More photos of Matt and Lucy in Boston are at The Fab Life, Babyrazzi, Boston Phoenix, LA Times, Times Square and Growing your baby.

  • A report on the premiere after-party is from the Globe. Video from the premiere is at Extra.

    The party for the premiere of Ben Affleck’s Charlestown-based bank-robber movie “The Town’’ lasted late into the night Tuesday with A-list guests lounging under red lights on sectional sofas that replaced picnic tables near Gate B at Fenway Park. Revelers who mingled as a DJ played tunes on the big, green spiral staircase included Theo Epstein, Kelli Pedroia, Ashley Papelbon, Bill Hall’s fiancee, Tinique Parker, Tiffany Ortiz, Linda Pizzuti Henry, as well as the folks who walked the red carpet — Blake Lively with her boyfriend Penn Badgley, Affleck, Matt Damon and his family, rapper-actor Slaine, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, and Jon Hamm. Also spotted was a subdued, Red Sox hat-wearing Brendan Fraser, who starred in the locally-shot “School Ties’’ with both Affleck and Damon in 1992. Fraser also filmed the kids’ flick “Furry Vengeance’’ on the North Shore last year.

  • Contagion filming dates from Examiner.com:

    Shooting on Contagion will run from September 25, 2010 through January 11, 2010.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 16th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)


    In a video on YouTube there's footage of Matt and Ben greeting each other on the red carpet (around 3.10). When Ben's being interviewed you can also see Lucy and Matt's whole family greeting Ben's PA (and co-producer on The Town) Chay Carter (around 3.57).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NXyKxQPJs4 (Video has since been removed by the user.)

    Good photos from the premiere are at the Boston Phoenix (link in main update), including this photo of Blake Lively and Jeremy Renner:

    Edited at 2010-09-16 09:04 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 17th, 2010 08:54 am (UTC) (Link)

    We bought a zoo

    Thomas Haden Church has been cast in "We bought a zoo" as Matt's brother.

    A brief reference in this interview:

    He’s just signed on for Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo with Matt Damon and plays Tal Hajus in the fantasy John Carter of Mars, based on the novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 20th, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Sean Hayes, Boston

    Matt visited friend Sean Hayes after a performance of 'Promises, Promises' on Broadway last Saturday. As described in the photo captions at Belga:

    Matt Damon visits with Sean Hayes after seeing his performance in the revival of "Promises, Promises" at the Broadway Theatre in New York City on September 18, 2010. Damon wore a t-shirt with a picture of Hayes on the front that read "Ask Yourself, What Would Sean Hayes Do?"

    Separately, Matt appears to have attended Sean McDonough's charity event in Boston on Sunday night, and will play in the related golf tournament today. No photos available yet. Details of the event (which Matt has supported previously, as he's friends with McDonough):

    Also, there are a few reports that Contagion is now confirmed to film at the old Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. Matt should be in these scenes.

    Edited at 2010-09-20 01:26 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 20th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Sean Hayes, Boston

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