This is also the reason why he can consider something like a follow-up to 1998's "Rounders" at a time when Hollywood is deluged with never-ending franchises.
"I’m entertaining the idea of doing a 'Rounders' sequel because there’s a side of the story that we haven’t told. I want to do it because there’s something that we didn’t say."
Weinstein says he has met with Matt Damon and writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman to hear out the story and create a road map for the script.
"I feel Matt [Damon's] passion, I feel like he’s one of those great citizens of our industry...and he’s also one of our great actors. And I know Edward [Norton] wants to do it too...and I think the two of them know that they have this magic."
This [un-named] producer cautions that the issue isn't the fact that Williams makes her home in Brooklyn with her young daughter; additional West Coast hobnobbing wouldn't change her status, he believes. "There are people like George Clooney who reek of 'movie star,' and he’s rarely on the case. Matt Damon doesn’t at all, either. They’ll do what they need to, sure, but he’s not working it either. She isn't working it, either, and she has a certain mystique; I am not sure [the rest of] America even knows who she is."
Plus, actor and activist Matt Damon is focusing his attention on something many of us take for granted: access to clean water. Nearly a billion people worldwide lack access to safe water supplies, with over 3.5 million people dying each year from water-related diseases. Damon and Gary White, co-founders of Water.org, come to "This Week" to explain how access to clean water and sanitation can change the health and economic lives of billions in need.