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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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    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 24th, 2014 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)


    It looks like the line about Matt's cameo has been removed from The Wrap. Maybe the studio complained? It seems silly, it's sure to be mentioned in the reviews.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 26th, 2014 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)

    Photos at LAX

    Photos at agencies today of Matt leaving LAX for an international flight. Budapest or a water.org trip before filming?

    E Online wrongly has Matt arriving, not leaving:
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 26th, 2014 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Matt's definitely in Budapest prepping for The Martian. A photo from a local bar:

    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 27th, 2014 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Budapest

    I can't see the facebook photo so it may be the same one, but here's a nice photo of Matt with fans from Instagram.



    From: cindiest Date: October 28th, 2014 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Budapest

    I guess that means he won't be here for the Come to Papa show? I wonder! I know he'll travel quickly back and forth for family. I will hold off on a ticket though.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 27th, 2014 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    From an Interstellar review

    The embargo lifted today for Interstellar reviews. From The Independent:

    "In a cameo, Matt Damon makes one of the great screen entrances of recent times."



    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 27th, 2014 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: From an Interstellar review

    Now I want to see that cameo!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 27th, 2014 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Article from Budapest:

    Interstellar quote from The Telegraph:
    What shape is our future to take? One by one, these pioneers investigate and exhaust the possible options, and the movie is revealed as a race against time. Hours on one candidate planet are years, or whole decades, on the one we need to abandon. Matt Damon, an actor who appears to have aged 20 years in about five, embodies this paradox with particular poignancy when he eventually shows up.
    From: cindiest Date: October 29th, 2014 07:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Budapest

    Do you think they mean Matt aged or his character aged?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 28th, 2014 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

    New TV project

    Another TV project with Ben and Pearl Street (and the article confirms the Top Papa project was not picked up, despite what the Daily Mail says).

    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: October 28th, 2014 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: New TV project

    Definitely no on Tom Papa project. It was in the trades a few months ago mentioning it hadn't been picked up.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 28th, 2014 11:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: New TV project

    My, they are busy bees. I like this idea much better than the Papa comedy concept.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 29th, 2014 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Quite a few photos of Matt in Budapest are up this morning. Some, unfortunately, giving the name of his hotel. :-(

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