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Off Camera, The Martian

  • Latest cast additions to The Martian, due to start filming in Budapest next month, are Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mackenzie Davis and Sebastian Stan. From EW:

    The cast of The Martian is getting even starrier: EW has exclusively confirmed that Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan, and Mackenzie Davis are the latest to join in director Ridley Scott’s The Martian, due in theaters November 2015. They join previously announced cast members Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, Michael Pena and Jeff Daniels.

    The Martian, adapted from the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, is about Mark Watney (Damon), an astronaut who gets left behind on Mars when his crew mistakenly believes him dead. “It’s quintessential Robinson Crusoe,” Ridley Scott tells EW. Drew Goddard (World War Z) penned the screenplay, and Damon and the rest of the cast quickly jumped aboard. “This is one of those movies that’s had a blessed life,” says producer Simon Kinberg. “Every actor is doing it for significantly less than their normal fee. It’s a real labor of love.”

  • Matt's participating in Tom Papa's next live Come to Papa show in LA on 4 November.

    Tom Papa @tompapa·Oct 22
    CometoPapa Live Nov. 4th @LargoLosAngeles w/ @therealrussellp Matt Damon, @steveagee @melissavcomedy @natebargatze

  • Matt has a 'key cameo' in Interstellar according to The Wrap's early summary.

  • Matt's episode of On Camera with Sam Jones is now available to purchase at Sam's site.

    He’s used these opportunities, hard work, and his unflagging curiosity to develop a remarkably insightful approach to his craft. Along the way, he also developed an uncanny ability to disappear into any character and become someone believably different in every film. So what could possibly be next? Damon tells Off Camera why no matter what it is, it will be something that he absolutely love.

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