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Elysium filming in Mexico

  • A few reports on the filming of Elysium in Mexico are at and tvnotas. A more detailed report, including anecdotes from the set, is at El Norte. In the article Matt's described as very kind, modest and professional on the set. William Fichtner is also in the Mexico scenes.

  • From a Happy Feet Two review at the Hollywood Reporter:

    A more engaging quest of identity than Erik's, all the more appealing for being so absurd, centers on a pair of krill energetically vocalized by Matt Damon and Brad Pitt. Resembling tiny red shrimp, krill exist in uncountable numbers at the lowest end of the underwater food chain, there to be scooped up by the mouthful by a multitude of predators.

    No creatures could be more anonymous or less prone individualization, so when Will proclaims his unique identity--”I am one in a krillion,” he insists in just one of many such puns—it's hard to not to be taken in by such unlikely hubris. Not only that, but the interplay between Damon and Pitt is especially spirited, giving their scenes an energy that feels natural rather than cranked up by music and in-your-face effects.

  • A report from Sunday's premiere is at the Herald Sun:

    [Director George] Miller hired plenty of Australian voice actors, with Magda Szubanski, Hugo Weaving, Anthony LaPaglia and Richard Carter voicing characters alongside Williams, Vergara, Wood and Hollywood A-listers Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, who play krill named Will and Bill.

    "Brad and Matt sing in the film," Miller said.

    "Matt surprised me as he can really sing. Brad can't."

  • A new detail about Behind the Candelabra from a French interview:

    Soon you will make your seventh film with Soderbergh?
    This summer! It's Behind the Candelabra, a biography of Liberace, the pianist, who will be played by Michael Douglas. I will play his young lover, with whom he had a very stormy relationship.
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