"BREAKING NEW GROUND: AN EVENING WITH MATT DAMON TO BENEFIT CENTRAL SQUARE THEATRE."
Who says sucking up doesn’t pay? Underground Railway Theatre and the Nora Theatre Company are teaming up to design and build a new theater, and to foot the bill, they’re bringing Mr. Damon in for an evening that includes "reminiscences of Matt from teachers and high-school friends, a celebratory video, and some other merriment" courtesy of celebrity funnyman Jimmy Tingle plus an "Actors’ Studio–style interview" with Damon conducted by local "theater hero" Scott Edmiston. That’s June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Hotel @ MIT, 20 Sidney Street in Cambridge. For tickets, call (617) 694-3268.
Now that Angelina Jolie has shown that she can play a convincing hit woman with "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," she's taking on another acting challenge: playing old opposite fellow Oscar-winners Matt Damon and Robert De Niro. "We're going to make it in September," she said excitedly about "The Good Shepherd," which De Niro will direct. "It goes from the late 1930s to the '60s, and it's [about] the CIA and Bay of Pigs — it's very heavy and interesting. I probably couldn't pitch it properly, but Matt Damon plays the main guy who goes all the way through, and [it tells] how secrets and lies and corruption [can become confused with] trying to be patriotic, and what it does to your family. It gets pretty heavy." Jolie is looking forward to aging onscreen, but warns fans that it won't be pretty: "I just become a raging alcoholic; I get broken capillaries and bags."