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New project
  • Matt has been added on IMDB to the cast list of a new film project by writer/director Kenneth Lonergan titled Margaret. Matt mentioned his possible involvement in the film in a 2003 Toronto Sun interview excerpt - available on my site's December 2003 archives:

    Damon is a bona fide celebrity, the kind that inspires hotelkeepers to send up complimentary pitchers of margaritas. But he's seriously worried about becoming an actor who looks too much like an actor. This thought came to him only recently, when he was in discussions with the writer/director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count On Me), who is currently casting for a new film.

    Lonergan wants Damon to play one of three roles, and Damon agreed to sign on without even asking for a script - he's a friend and admirer of Lonergan's, having starred in one of his stage plays, This Is Our Youth.

    Damon is pleased that his name on the film might assist Lonergan in getting production money. But he's also worried that he might dominate the cast of a small-budget film. He's still not sure what he'll do.

  • From my site then, here's a description of the film:

    Lonergan's upcoming Margaret, in development at Fox Searchlight will be produced by Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack and Scott Rudin. The film was described in Variety thus: "Story centers on a 17-year-old girl who witnesses a bus accident, and what seems like a simple issue of whether it was or was not accidental slowly spreads out to affect many people."

  • Information about the film's start date and cast from Playbill:

    Playwright, screenwriter and director Kenneth Lonergan will begin filming his follow-up to the critically acclaimed movie "You Can Count on Me" in New York City in September.

    The feature, titled "Margaret," will star Lonergan's wife, actress J. Smith Cameron, and Matthew Broderick in a small role.

  • A new publicity still from Syriana with Matt and Alexander Siddig (and a hawk) is below, with thanks to SidCity.net and Warner Bros. There was a very small pic of this image in Premiere magazine.

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  • 10 comments or Leave a comment
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 17th, 2005 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
    Wow! That's hot! Love the sunglasses!

    And the new project sounds really great!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 17th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Matt looks totally SEXY in that suit and with the sunglasses as well NICE!!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 17th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Beautiful hawk!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 17th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I love that you commented on the hawk! I mean, c'mon, that is seriously a massive bird. Comments can't always revolve around Matt's "hotness," although I do agree about the sunglasses. Have a great day everyone.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 18th, 2005 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)
    Why shouldn't we talk about Matt ... or his hotness? This is the MATT DAMON column, not a HAWK column.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 18th, 2005 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
    I have to to agree totally with you, it is the MATT DAMON column so thats who we should talk about. Also he looks so hot and sexy in that suit especially with those sunglasses!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 18th, 2005 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Because I'm going to start deleting all comments that involve no more than a comment about hotness or something equally inane. Complimentary I'm sure, but inane.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 18th, 2005 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Well, shoot, does that mean that I don't get to say he's hot, either?

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 19th, 2005 02:17 am (UTC) (Link)
    Yep. I think we can all agree about this, and just move on.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 19th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
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