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  • Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of Suburbicon. Details at The Wrap.

    wo-time Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson is joining the star-studded cast of George Clooney‘s dark domestic dramedy “Suburbicon,” TheWrap has exclusively learned.

    Matt Damon is set to star alongside Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin and Oscar Isaac. Black Bear Pictures is financing the project, which Paramount acquired out of the Berlin Film Festival.

    Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the script, and the film is being produced by Joel Silver of Silver Pictures, Teddy Schwarzman of Black Bear, and Clooney and Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Pictures.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 20th, 2016 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)


    The beautiful Norwegian location for Downsizing filming:

    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 21st, 2016 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)

    Bearded Matt's pic

    A pic of a bearded Matt in Watney's suit during the shooting of the Martian in Budapest with a few members of the crew posted by his make-up artist:
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 21st, 2016 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bearded Matt's pic

    Not Matt's personal make-up artist, but a member of the crew.

    Jason Bourne rating:
    Jason Bourne (2016)
    RATING: PG-13
    CERTIFICATE #: 50404
    REASON: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief strong language
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: May 22nd, 2016 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)
    Cast of Suburbicon sounds amazing!!! Very excited for Julianne and Oscar
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 22nd, 2016 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)


    Joel Silver talks about Suburbicon:


    How is Suburbicon coming together?

    SILVER: It’s pretty much together now. The Coen brothers originally wrote the script in 1986, right after Blood Simple. I met the Coen brothers at a bowling alley at the premiere party of Blood Simple. I’ve known them 30 years. When we were making The Hudsucker Proxy, they said, “We wrote a script for Warners.” They didn’t even realize they owned it ‘cause it was through an old deal. It took them awhile to find it, but they finally found a copy of the script on microfiche in Fort Lee, NJ in some Warner Bros. vault. It took them a few years to find the script, and then to find out that Warner Bros. owned it. And then, Joel and Ethan wanted to rewrite it because they wrote it in 1986. Through Dark Castle, we paid them and they wrote a new draft of the movie, taking place today, which I got about ten years ago, in 2006. They said, “Well, maybe we’ll direct it. We’re not sure.” And [George] Clooney knew about it ‘cause they had told him about it. It was a part they had written and hoped that he would play, and he was intrigued by that. I was actually in London dubbing [The Nice Guys], and Clooney’s agent called to tell me that I was going to get a call from George. As I was on the phone with him, I got a call from George and he said, “I want to do it, but I want to make a change.” I said, “We own it. We’re sitting on it, so whatever you want to do.” So, he and Grant [Heslov] set it in 1957, and he got Matt [Damon], Julianne [Moore], Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin and Woody Harrelson. It is a really early, perfect Coen brothers script, and George has added a layer to it that really makes it so current, so effective, so topical, and so great. We’re going to shoot it in the fall, and I think it’s going to be a great movie.

    It has to take a very specific point of view to add on to a Coen brothers movie.

    SILVER: He’s been in so many of their movies. He’s one of their go-to people, so he knows them very well. He matched their writing style. What he did was that he changed an important element of it, and I think it makes it even more exciting.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: May 23rd, 2016 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)

    Promised Land

    I re-watched PROMISED LAND tonight. It was already one of my top 3 Matt Damon movies, and yet somehow I always got tangled in the final speech his character Steve gives at the end. Until tonight, I don't think I ever heard clearly that to the assembly he reveals that Dustin (Krasinksi) also worked for GLOBAL and that the company was trying to trick the citizens of the town on the vote. WOW it made the film even stronger for me that he admits that he was wrong for misleading them and that he has a personal moral dilemma. What a great underrated film.

    Edited at 2016-05-23 09:29 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 23rd, 2016 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Promised Land

    I absolutely agree with you, G. He and John wrote a very layered script, and it makes a very strong statement. The reason it gets so little attention is because the right wing did everything they could to bury the film. I really enjoyed it. Also, not many understand the acting mastery Matt displayed (with, no doubt, DeNiro's input)in The Good Shepherd. The emotional compression he uses gives the film a different kind of tension. Of course, you have to let yourself go with the rhythm of the piece to get into it. One of my favorites.

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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 23rd, 2016 10:39 am (UTC) (Link)

    Guys Choice Awards

    Matt (and Ben) may be attending the Guys Choice Awards in LA on 4 June. The nominees and further details will probably be released this week.

    wownow From: wownow Date: May 24th, 2016 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Guys Choice Awards

    They've been lifelong friends, and now Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will be taking home a pretty epic honor this summer.

    The actors are set to receive the "Guys of the Decade" award at Spike's Guys Choice Awards next month, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 24th, 2016 04:38 am (UTC) (Link)

    Photo shoot

    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: May 24th, 2016 05:06 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo shoot

    Nice! Looking sharp, almost Bond-like. I used to have a subscription to the men's magazine DETAILS but they folded and now I'm getting GQ till my subscription runs out. Hopefully he'll be on the cover of GQ this summer (possibly the July issue?) and make the remainder of my subscription worth while. I miss DETAILS not a fan of GQ.
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    From: iri_na_00 Date: May 24th, 2016 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt Damon to speak at MIT

    MIT’s 2016 Commencement exercises will take place on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 10 a.m.
    The entire graduation ceremony will be webcast live at http://www.mit.edu./

    Edited at 2016-05-24 08:00 am (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: May 24th, 2016 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Lainie says that when Matt is in Toronto, Lucy is with him. That's good. It is a pity that no photo.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 26th, 2016 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)

    Tom Brady

    From: iri_na_00 Date: May 26th, 2016 05:58 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tom Brady

    If only the lawyer. I hope that Matt will not subscribe to such a movie.

    Edited at 2016-05-26 06:00 am (UTC)
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