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  • Matt and Ben are attached to a new project about a McDonalds Monopoly fraud - details at the Hollywood Reporter:

    Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are partnering for a movie about how a former cop rigged the McDonald's Monopoly game to steal millions. Based on a recently published Daily Beast report by Jeff Maysh, the movie will follow the FBI operation to uncover the underground criminal ring, run by someone named "Uncle Jerry," who used his job as a security officer at the firm that printed the game pieces to defraud the fast food's annual promotion of $24 million in prize money over several years.

    Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the writers behind Fox's Deadpool series, will adapt the story for the screen.

    Damon will star with Affleck attached to direct, while both will produce via their Pearl Street banner. Jeff Maysh and David Klawans will exec produce.

    Fox outbid several other studios, including Universal, Warner Bros. and Netflix, to land the rights to the story.

  • The Daily Beast article the movie will be based on was only published last Saturday - the article is available here.
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    From: iri_na_00 Date: August 3rd, 2018 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)

    Pic from Spain

    From: iri_na_00 Date: August 3rd, 2018 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 4th, 2018 01:38 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks Irina. She is such a gorgeous, confident woman who seems to get on with everybody.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 3rd, 2018 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The McScandal

    THR interviews the article's original author & the bidding war is discussed. They offered a pile of money but it doesn't hurt to be "Matt and Ben"!



    From: iri_na_00 Date: August 4th, 2018 06:59 am (UTC) (Link)

    Elsa's IG

    On the last of Elsa's IG Story you can see Gia and Stella. Lucy with the kids are in Paris too.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 5th, 2018 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elsa's IG

    And in her latest photo it is Elsa and Lucy at Disneyland Paris.
    From: Abigail Davidson Date: August 5th, 2018 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Pic of Matt on Ford-Ferrari Set

    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 6th, 2018 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Ford vs Ferrari

    There are some Instagram shots floating around of Matt on set looking really goooooood!


    From: fitzgerald17 Date: August 6th, 2018 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Ford vs Ferrari

    I love him with that hair color, it puts in evidence his eyes.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 11th, 2018 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Bromance

    Ah, you knew it had to happen. The history of Matt & Chris's bromance.




    From: Abigail Davidson Date: August 11th, 2018 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Bromance

    They did sneak under the radar didn't they?
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 17th, 2018 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Very quickly passed this year and Matt with the family again celebrate Gia's birthday
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: August 17th, 2018 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Disneyland

    He's full of birthday on August: Chris, Casey, Ben, his daughter...
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    From: fitzgerald17 Date: August 17th, 2018 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Scotty Doesn't Know

    From: fitzgerald17 Date: August 19th, 2018 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: More pics from Disneyland

    I've always thought that Stella looked more like Matt than her sisters, but in this pics she looks just like Lucy.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 22nd, 2018 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)

    On set photos

    From: fitzgerald17 Date: August 22nd, 2018 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: On set photos

    I can't wait for this movie, he looks great.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 22nd, 2018 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Heath Ledger

    An update on the Heath Ledger Scholarship.


    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 22nd, 2018 11:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Deapool cameo


    They couldn't have gotten an actor that knows more about clean water & sanitation! Ha!

    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 23rd, 2018 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Best wishes to Ben as he returns to rehab.

    Can't help but wonder how this may impact development of their McDonald's movie. But first things first.



    From: fitzgerald17 Date: August 23rd, 2018 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Ben

    Yeah I think it might be delayed. I don't think Ben wants to deal with the stress of directing a movie right away., but I don't think they have a script yet, so who knows.

    Anyway, like you said, his health is the most important thing right now.

    Edited at 2018-08-23 08:56 pm (UTC)
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