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mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 16th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)


Gus Van Sant talks a script that Matt and Ben never finished:


5. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck definitely wrote “Good Will Hunting.”

One of the more popular conspiracy theories in Hollywood centers around Van Sant’s “Good Will Hunting,” written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. The popular rumor suggests William Goldman was the scribe behind the film, or at least substantial re-writes. Instead of being outraged, the always placid director shrugged those comments off. “For some reason, we kept working on it,” Van Sant said, referring to the multiple script drafts. “It was perceived that it needed another draft. Matt and Ben had written ten drafts. I was watching them write entire new scenes. We were very involved in writing new stuff. I never saw any reason to think that someone else was responsible for any previous work.”

6. The filmmaker wants to sees Damon and Affleck return to the script they were working on after “Good Will Hunting”
He did say that the pair, who haven’t written together since their Oscar win, had another script being planned. “There is some kind of script that Matt has written, but I’m not sure,” Van Sant said, a little sketchy with the details. “I think they’ve done what they wanted to do. Right after ‘Good Will Hunting,’ they had a script that they were working on, in the same way. Casey [Affleck] was helping them too. The plot [concerned teenagers] in a halfway house. After they got a ways into [developing] it, there wasn’t really a script yet, and they got too busy. But they did have a script that was going to be the next one, and Ben was going to direct it. They should go back and do that.” We agree, especially since Affleck is a full blown director and Matt’s directorial debut starring John Krasinski is (rumored to be) shooting in the new year.

A fundraiser for Haiti next week hosted by Donna Karan (I doubt Ben would attend)?


Haiti will be the center point next week when she hosts an event celebrating the book “Haiti After the Earthquake”; former President Bill Clinton, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are expected to attend. This weekend, she’s due to participate in the WIE Symposium (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) over the weekend alongside big names such as Arianna Huffington and Christy Turlington.
mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 17th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Various

Matt's likely to attend the book event if he's not filming - the book is by Paul Farmer. It may be held as an event during the Clinton Global Initiative next week, but Matt (and Gary White) are not scheduled to attend.

Matt's was filming in Vancouver on Friday, but came back to NY on the redeye. Filming is still scheduled for Mexico City, according to one of the actors, with Vancouver filming finishing on 27 September.

Edited at 2011-09-17 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 17th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Various

why do you doubt Ben would attend?
mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 17th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Various

He's directing/starring in a film in LA. If he doesn't leave that film to support his wife at her premieres he's unlikely to attend a book event in NY.
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 17th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Various

oh ok i see your point, I just thought your comment came from a hater's point of view
mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 21st, 2011 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)

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Donna Karan did attend, but Matt, Ben and Bill Clinton did not. Quite a false initial report when Matt and Ben (at least) were never going to be there.
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