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Matt Damon News Column
  • More casting news for The Martian with Donald Glover joining the cast, and a new cast breakdown provided from The Wrap.

  • According to the Massachusetts Film Office, Manchester-by-the-sea now looks to be filming in March 2015 - from the Gloucester Times:

    Gloucester Times ‏@GDTnews
    NOTE: Film official says Matt Damon movie set in #ManchesterMA will not begin filming until around March.

  • Manchester-by-the-sea may be the project referenced in this interview with Chris Moore at Collider (thanks to reader wownow):

    Chris Moore: And then, I’m working on another project with Matt Damon, that we’re trying to get quickly put together before he goes off to do his big Ridley Scott movie. I’m focusing a lot of effort on that, and on getting The Chair out there.

    Question: Does the Matt Damon movie have a name?

    MOORE: It does have a name, but given the fact that I don’t have anybody paying for it yet, I don’t want to jinx it. When I have the Kickstarter campaign for the Matt Damon movie, then I’ll give you the name, so you can publicize it.

  • Ben and Matt are linked to a new TV project for the SyFy Channel.

  • Matt and family attended the Santa Cruz Derby Girls roller derby game on Saturday. Photos are at Adam Freidin's Flickr page or the team's Facebook page (Lucy is friends with one of the team members).

  • A photo of Matt at Tom Papa's show last week was posted on Tom's Twitter page.

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    wownow From: wownow Date: October 15th, 2014 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)
    about 45 minutes in - ben discovering he's distantly related to matt

    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 15th, 2014 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

    PBS video

    Cool! I had heard the reports about this but never saw this video. Thanks!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 15th, 2014 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: PBS video

    I can't get the video in my region due to "right restrictions"! . Can you explain in a few words, please? Thanks.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 15th, 2014 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: PBS video

    Ben was apparently on a show and was told the info that came out a year (?) or more ago - that he and Matt are tenth cousins once removed.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 16th, 2014 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: PBS video

    Thank you very much! So, this rumor seems to be true.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 15th, 2014 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Manchester by the sea

    A report from the Gloucester Times including an interview with Chris Moore - currently planning to shoot in March or April next year.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 16th, 2014 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)


    Two interesting Matt-related tweets.

    From Dan Goods, reporting that Andy Weir had talked about The Martian during a trip to NASA/JPL

    And from Eric Van Lustbader (author of a number of Bourne books) saying that Matt was "finally" returning to make a Bourne movie.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 17th, 2014 12:23 am (UTC) (Link)


    Photo with a limo driver - LA?

    Aashish@AashishMehan · 2 hours ago
    Always a pleasure hanging with Matt Damon!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 17th, 2014 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Jimmy Kimmel

    Kind of a cute video from Kimmel, in which he manages to take a shot at Matt (at about 4:35).


    From: cindiest Date: October 17th, 2014 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Jimmy Kimmel

    From: cindiest Date: October 17th, 2014 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks! My favorite news about Matt is work news. Unless, of course, it's something especially heartening about his & his family's happiness and success.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 18th, 2014 08:07 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian's poster

    Here a video that I never watched although it was posted in april 2014. The video itself isn't really interesting but I share it because in the beginning, there is a poster of the Martian that I find very beautiful. I don't know if it will be the official poster of the movie (I hope so) but it worth.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 19th, 2014 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian podcast by Adam Savage SPOILERS!!

    Amazing! Just found this terrific podcast from October 7th by Adam Savage & Co. Geeks like me will know Adam from the very fun U.S. Discovery channel show, 'MythBusters'.

    Here he and two friends rave for 45 minutes over The Martian. They are just as excited about this book as I am, which is a nice feeling. They discuss casting in the last 15 minutes or so.


    They discuss the book in great detail, so if you want to be surprised by the movie, don't watch!


    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 19th, 2014 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)


    There was a tweet last night that Matt was filming a commercial in a hotel in LA.

    There are now new photos on Corbis with the following description (can't see the photos):
    Matt Damon and Mindy Kaling seen on the set of a TV commercial in Los Angeles.

    And now we have the photos:

    Mindy played Ben in the play she co-wrote about Matt and Ben.

    Edited at 2014-10-19 04:28 am (UTC)
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