Down the Tube with Matt
By Tom Teodorczuk, Evening Standard
As honeymoons go, it is hardly the most romantic. Hollywood star Matt Damon, who married girlfriend Luciana Bozan just 10 days ago, is now hard at work in London filming The Good Shepherd - Robert De Niro's latest directing project.
As well as Damon, the film also stars Angelina Jolie, Michael Gambon and De Niro himself. It tells the story of the CIA as viewed through the eyes of Edward Wilson, a fictional founder agent of the agency.
The movie, tipped to be one of next year's big hits, is being filmed in different locations in the capital, including The Strand, where a wartime London Underground Tube station has been re-created, and the Windsor Castle pub in Notting Hill Gate whose regulars include Madonna.
It is De Niro's second film as a director after 1993's A Bronx Tale. It is the first time he has filmed in Britain since he starred in Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which was shot at Shepperton Studios.