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Suburbicon plot details, casting
  • New details about Suburbicon from the Hollywood Reporter:

    In a major coup for a young actor, Noah Jupe will co-star opposite Matt Damon and Julianne Moore in Suburbicon, the black comedy being directed by George Clooney.

    Also joining the cast is Glenn Fleshler, fresh off his appearance on HBO’s acclaimed The Night Of crime drama.

    Paramount is distributing the period project, which is being financed by Black Bear Pictures.

    Based on a script by Ethan and Joel Coen, Suburbicon tells of a father (Damon) who hatches a plan to kill his wife in order to be with the woman’s sister (Moore), with whom he’s having an affair. Unfortunately, his 8-year-old son catches on and turns the whole plan upside down.

    Jupe will play the son, who tries to tell others of his father’s deeds, while Fleshler will play a hitman.

    The project has already recruited Oscar Isaac as an insurance investigator, Woody Harrelson as the boy’s uncle and Josh Brolin as the boy’s Little League coach.

    An October start in Los Angeles is being eyed. Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures and Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures are producing.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 1st, 2016 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)


    Love the plotline that Matt's leaving his wife (currently uncast) for an older woman in Julianne Moore (10 years older). Fantastic casting and lucky Matt!

    Edited at 2016-09-01 01:01 am (UTC)
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: September 1st, 2016 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Casting

    It's a different role for him, really interesting. I can't wait!

    Edited at 2016-09-01 01:44 am (UTC)
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 1st, 2016 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne BO in China

    Putting the success of Bourne in China into context, here's an excerpt from an article in Bloomberg about declining box office revenues for Chinese films in China this summer. Another article states the colossal box office increase in recent years may have been partly due to domestic producers exaggerating their sales for PR reasons. There has been a crackdown on the practice.

    "China’s box office recovered from one of its worst slumps in years after the government relaxed summertime restrictions on Hollywood films by allowing the latest "Bourne" and "Ice Age" movies to play in local theaters.

    Chinese ticket sales rose 12 percent to 4.05 billion yuan ($606 million) in August, compared with 3.62 billion yuan a year earlier, according to data compiled by Beijing-based researcher Entgroup Inc. During the April-to-June period, box office receipts had their first quarterly drop in five years, followed by an 18 percent decline in July.

    In China, theaters typically curb showings of Hollywood blockbusters during the summer to protect the domestic industry from being overshadowed. That changed this year as ticket sales slumped, prompting Cinemas to show movies such as Matt Damon’s "Jason Bourne" and the cartoon "Ice Age: Collision Course" in August."

    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 1st, 2016 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Affair :O

    Ooooh So that means there will be sex scenes since his character is having an affair
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 4th, 2016 05:37 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Affair :O

    Maybe! I agree that it would be very interesting for Matt to have such scenes,he rarely ever does. Either way, I am so excited for this movie!
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    From: fitzgerald17 Date: September 1st, 2016 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 2nd, 2016 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thank you very much everybody for all your infos and links during these two months, it was a terrific summer!
    I saw JB three days ago and I love it, (it'a Matt movie!) but I have to say I'm a little disappointed because of the lack of emotionnal feelings; we can't see the evolution of the Jason's thoughts as in the others. I also wished Nicky has a longer attendance. It remains a question: what happened during those 9 years?

    In this video, Matt more casual in Tokyo and talking about a year off and maybe writing something:
    (I admit I don't understand at all what happens with the young Japanese in the middle of the video!)
    "I'm not writing anything right now, but I'm taking a year off starting in January and so I might start writing something that's fine but I have no idea what that would be [ ] I'm really looking for just spending time with my children and usually doing that ideas just start to fall."


    And news about man's bun at 1:17:


    From: iri_na_00 Date: September 2nd, 2016 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)
    So for what to him it is necessary a bun and how long he will carry him? I aurally don't understand everything.

    P.S. Yes, and if we believe FB, he is in China now

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    From: iri_na_00 Date: September 2nd, 2016 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt and daughters

    Matt Damon is seen picking up his daughters Gia and Stella from Summer Camp in Manhattan Beach.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 3rd, 2016 10:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    To China

    Matt back to the airport and probably off to China for at least a week (with Matt B in the background). Thanks for the news and translations.


    Edited at 2016-09-03 10:10 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 4th, 2016 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)

    Manchester by the Sea

    From: iri_na_00 Date: September 4th, 2016 10:30 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Manchester by the Sea

    Often I think of it. Matt could receive an actor's Oscar. He has deserved it long ago. It is unknown when there will be such a role. In the following several years are definitely not present. He could postpone shootings for a year and act himself . It is so a pity.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 4th, 2016 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Stanley Tucci

    At the Deauville Film Festival Stanley Tucci called Matt the best actor in the world (my translation of the google text):


    "I am constantly learning my craft and I always marvel at the performances of my peers. For me, Matt Damon is the best actor in the world. He is improving from year to year: it's fascinating."
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 4th, 2016 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Stanley Tucci

    Coming from an excellent actor (as Stanley Tucci most certainly is), that's a great compliment.

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    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 4th, 2016 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne BO

    Jason Bourne became the highest grosser in the series internationally this weekend, so thank you China. (it always amuses me that Hollywood never takes inflation into account)

    From Deadline:

    Jason Bourne (2016)
    "Adding $12M in the frame, the Universal franchise entry raised its international total to $223M. Worldwide is $379.3M. On Saturday, the Paul Greengrass/Matt Damon reteam became the highest grossing film in the series overseas, besting The Bourne Ultimatum’s lifetime of $216M. Russia opened this weekend at No. 2 behind Pets with $2.1M. That’s the best bow ever for Bourne in the market. Italy came in at No. 3 with $1.2M and Greece picked up $257K. After launching at No. 1 last frame, Bourne slipped to No. 5 in China with a $3.8M session. The total there is $63.2M. Japan is the final market to release, on October 7."

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 5th, 2016 04:51 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne BO

    Thanks Paula. It's still plugging along.

    Wonder if Matt will come back from China for the Toronto Film Festival premiere on Thursday? That's a long way for a movie he's not even in...
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    From: fitzgerald17 Date: September 6th, 2016 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
    That's Casey Affleck's old interview, around the time of "Ain't them body saints".

    In one of the last questions, he's asked about his brother and he also mentions Matt.
    From: iri_na_00 Date: September 7th, 2016 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Jason Bourne my impressions

    Yesterday I at last carried $8 in Bourne's moneybox.) I have a dual impression. At once I will tell that the shaky camera did not disturb me, I do not notice it. I liked the movie, all actors were great, it was not boring for me, in some moments I worried very much. Just for action movie it is very good, but for the story about a restless agent I lacked something.
    Ive recently revised all trilogy and everything seems to be correct, it is the same movie about Bourne and nevertheless it differs a little bit. About the first three movies I can say that it is a clever, intellectual, non-standard spy thriller. Jason Bourne is simplified, perhaps,if it is possible so say so. I watched trilogy two or three times to understand well the intentions of the authors. And here I understood the plot at once. It isn't bad, of course, but it is a little different. Or the matter is that it was the first Bourne which I watched in the cinema?
    From disadvantages it seemed to me that scenes of fights were short and very short fisticuffs. So much tortures, diets, box trainings and only 30 sec. of a boxing duel?) But the end of the movie I liked very much. Quite in the spirit of the first three movies.
    Felicity, havent you watched the movie yet? Look surely. I expected it would be worse after reading negative feedbacks. I was afraid in vain, it is a good movie.

    Some observations. In all four movies in initial titers has "associate producer Colin O'Hara". And in the Ultimatum "- assistant to mr. Damon Lisa O' Hara
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 8th, 2016 10:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    Great Wall re-shoots

    jinzhuan From: jinzhuan Date: September 8th, 2016 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Photos from MODERN WEEKLY


    Edited at 2016-09-08 02:24 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 9th, 2016 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Photos from MODERN WEEKLY

    Some nice photos there, thank you!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 8th, 2016 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Nice pics, thank you.
    Here a new poster for TGW:

    and another pic of Matt:


    Has anyone already seen this great pic of Matt?(same shooting as GQ Australia)


    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 8th, 2016 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    From anonymous

    That Instagram of Matt is awesome. Hubba!

    And, seriously, who the heck is in charge of marketing Great Wall? Seriously, even I could do a better job! That poster - I don't even, I can't even, ugh, splat goes the movie along with Matt taking a dive off that wall.

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