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Potential new project
  • 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.
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: August 4th, 2018 08:51 am (UTC) (Link)
    So true. I think one of the reason Matt is able to be such great friends with the people he worked with is Lucy. She loves hanging out with people just like Matt does, and people love her just like the love Matt.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 4th, 2018 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Lucy is lovely.
    And such a trendy mom.

    I remember reading an old article (from when they started dating) that said that Matt's friends liked Lucy very much.
    And that feeling seems to be mutual because she seems to get along with all of Matt's friends.

    From: fitzgerald17 Date: August 4th, 2018 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Exactly. I also remember Emily Blunt saying that she loved Lucy even more than she loved Matt.
    I really like the fact that they always find time to hang out with their friends or spend some time alone, despite their daughters and Matt's career. It's something that, for example, I didn't see with Ben and Jen or the Brangelina: I always got the felling that they were "stay-at-home moms". Which makes perfectly sense, but I also thing that you need a break, sometime. I prefer Lucy and Matt's way; they are present parents but they don't forget to enjoy life.

    (Of course, mine are only speculations, because I don't personally know any of them.)

    P.S: I love her style, too.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 4th, 2018 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I will say Lucy has much better fashion sense on day-to-day outings but as others in past have mentioned she seems to fail at red carpet events (some even international). Anyone remember the hot pink slit dress she wore with long teased hair and a nose ring to Jason Bourne premiere and quiet a few other fashion flops! Whereas Jen dresses as a frumpy mom but always slays on red carpet and comes off as regal.
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: August 4th, 2018 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
    That's true. But I really didn't like Jen at this year Oscar, neither the dress or the hair.

    Speaking of Lucy, even on that red carpet she was very hot, even though I wasn't a fan of the dress. She can pull it off almost everything, even if some dresses don't always help her.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 4th, 2018 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Don't forget that Jen has a professional "Glam Team" working for her in every red carpet event she attends (like all actresses have)
    Personally, I really liked how Lucy was dressed at the Oscars 2017. From head to toe, fantastic.
    The red Versace dress she wore last year in Venice was beautiful too.

    The preferences in fashion and style are a very personal matter. I have always found Jen Garner's style in the red carpet too conventional and even boring (she usually wears variations of the same type of dress and never does anything interesting with her hair)
    She's a tall woman, she would kill it with a tuxedo and high heels for instance.
    I think I prefer Jen as a "frumpy mom", at least that's its her true self.

    From: fitzgerald17 Date: August 4th, 2018 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I also liked the dress she wore for the premieres of The Great Wall and Manchester By the Sea, they were made for her body.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 4th, 2018 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)
    the half moon tat she has on outer wrist is fairly new, Elsa has same one in bicep...they sure are collecting matching tats
    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: fitzgerald17 Date: August 5th, 2018 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Pic of Matt on Ford-Ferrari Set

    He's so shy in that video, he will never get used to be famous ahahahah.
    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.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 7th, 2018 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Ford vs Ferrari

    Couldn't find the Instagram shots but here's some on set pics from Weibo (look down thread):


    Edited at 2018-08-08 12:00 am (UTC)
    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?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 11th, 2018 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: The Bromance

    They're just lucky their names don't combine easily into some overly cute mashup. Chratt? Mis? No way. And Damsworth sound like a British butler. Hemon? Never.

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