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Behind the Candelabra, Bourne

  • From an interview with Behind the Candelabra screenwriter Richard LaGravanese at Collider:

    You also wrote Behind the Candelabra, about the tempestuous relationship between Liberace and his much younger lover. What was it like to see Michael Douglas and Matt Damon bring those characters to life?

    LaGRAVENESE: I’m very proud of that. I wrote it in 2008 for [Steven] Soderbergh, and Matt and Michael were committed immediately. They stayed committed for four years, and they never wavered, even when financing wasn’t happening and scheduling didn’t work. It was really amazing that these two actors were so committed to this, through Michael’s cancer treatments. And then, I got to see what they did and the courage of these actors, throwing themselves into the roles the way that they did. It’s not parody. They found the emotional core of it. I really believed there was a love between these two. If you don’t have that, then it becomes camp, and it’s not, at all. They really believed that this was a marriage. It was the disillusion of a love affair and a marriage, that can happen to anyone. I’m very proud of their performances, and of the piece itself. They really went for it. I think they’re both extraordinary.

  • The latest on the next Bourne film from Universal chairman Adam Fogelson at the Hollywood Reporter. Bourne Legacy was (officially) made for $125 million and made $276 million, Bourne Ultimatum was made for $110 million and made over $442 million (via BoxOfficeMojo).

    THR: Last summer's Bourne Legacy grossed $276.1 million worldwide without Matt Damon -- good, not great. What's your plan for the Bourne property?

    Fogelson: The point of the last movie was to create a universe, a world and characters that give us a lot of freedom and flexibility in how we go forward. Yeah, the movie didn't perform the way the last one did. It also didn't cost what the last one did. It performed more along the lines of how the first one did. I absolutely see us doing more Bourne, 100 percent yes. Matt has talked about the possibility of coming back, and we totally respect that and are excited if and when he wants to have conversations. But I think the last movie gave us a big bunch of options to pursue a next chapter.

  • A clip of Don Cheadle on Jimmy Fallon talking about hanging out at Matt's house with their families and planning Matt's cameo on House of Lies is at Vulture.
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