Matt Damon is planning to work with Ben Affleck again.
The Boston natives and best friends shot to fame when they co-wrote and starred in ‘Good Will Hunting’ together, but after Damon’s career rocketed and Affleck starred in a series of flops, it was widely believed they had gone their separate ways.
It now seems ‘Bourne Identity’ star Damon is considering reuniting the pair.
Damon said: “Ben and I found a project to co-direct that we might be able to get off the ground. We’re just kind of on the hunt for something good.
“Directing feels like a natural extension, having written and then acted for all these years. It just feels like I’ve got to try it.”
Damon, 36, has made millions playing Jason Bourne in the Bourne trilogy, as well as starring in a string of box office hits, including ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, ‘The Departed’ and ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’.
Affleck recently said he had given up hoping for success after his films ‘Gigli’ and ‘Jersey Girl’ flopped spectacularly and were ridiculed by critics.
However, his latest film ‘Hollywoodland’ has been well received and is being tipped for possible Oscar success.
I must be the worst webmaster ever! I’m really sorry. I’m working on this site and I will have new stuff soon! I promise
Matt will be on Larry King Live tomorrow, monday:
Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro and Matt Damon spend some quality time with Larry talking about their latest movie. And they get candid about the stuff you want to know. Tune in Monday at 9 p.m. ET.
Hey guys, sorry for long absence, I’ve dealing with health issues. I’m kinda back now, not 100% yet, but trying to.
I will be updating the site sometime this week! I’m also looking for a co-webbie, someone with html knowledge, knows coppermine and wordpress, ftp, etc. I don’t have time to teach. More important, is that I need someone who can actually work on the site, if you are busy with work, school, think if you can actually be working here, ok?
And, Matt’s new movie is coming, The Departed, click here for the official website!
Matt Damon Pops the Question
Source: E! Online
Matt Damon seems to be in a rush to catch up to his newlywed crony, Ben Affleck.
The Talented Mr. Ripley star is taking his relationship with girlfriend Luciana Barroso, 29, to the next level, after popping the question to the Argentine-born beauty shortly before Labor Day weekend, E! has confirmed.
While Affleck is currently expecting his first child with wife Jennifer Garner, Damon will take on stepfather duties to Barroso’s 6-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
It will be the first marriage for the 34-year-old actor. No wedding date has been set.
Damon and Barroso, a former bartender who now works as an interior designer, have been together for two years.
The 29-year-old brunette was at Damon’s side throughout the European shoot of 2004’s Ocean’s Twelve and has accompanied him home to Boston to meet his family and friends and keep him company on the set of his upcoming film, The Departed.
Damon was previously linked with Winona Ryder (whom he famously dumped during an Oprah appearance), Claire Danes, Minnie Driver and Affleck’s former assistant, Odessa Whitmore.
Apart from planning his forthcoming nuptials, Damon has a full slate ahead of him.
He’ll next be seen opposite George Clooney in the upcoming drama, Syriana, a first-person account of life inside the CIA. The film is set for release on Nov. 23.
Sticking to the same theme, Damon will also appear in the film The Good Shepherd, a 40-year-history of the CIA, told through the eyes of one of its founding officers. Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro also star in the film, which is set for a Dec. 22, 2006 release.
Damon is also set to star in a recently-announced third Bourne film–The Bourne Ultimatum. The movie is targeted for a 2007 release.
The just-engaged thesp can currently be seen on the big screen in The Brothers Grimm, opposite Heath Ledger.
Congratulations the happy couple!
Some articles found around the web:
Matt’s appearance on Leno will rerun this Thursday, September 1st, be sure to catch it!
Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers start off their snarky play Matt & Ben with a slap at themselves over whether imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or a ripoff. Then they go on to spoof Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and their Oscar-winning screenplay for the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting, in a story that uses a lot of mirrors, and a puff of smoke here and there.
A onetime New York Fringe Theatre Festival entry, Matt & Ben has been picked up for a twirl by the Mad Cat Theatre troupe. Director Paul Tei and his small cast bring more than enough sass without a hint whatsoever of put-down, to float the premise: Damon and Affleck are scrounging, out-of-work actors desperate enough to try writing a movie adaptation of The Catcher in the Rye for themselves when the Good Will Hunting manuscript literally falls from the heavens.
Damon has won a role in a Sam Shepard play at a small theater in the Boston area but is afraid to tell his partner, fearing Affleck will slide into jealousy and depression. Nor is Damon convinced that their version of Catcher, if it’s ever finished, will find a producer. About that time in a hilarious feat of low-tech special effects, the Hunting script ka-plops out of the Light Box rafters onto the cluttered floor of the bachelors’ pad.
Though Matt & Ben is on the short side even as piffle, it never runs out of steam. Better yet, Tei and company manage to turn the corner from satire to poignant affection for the characters before it’s all over.
Matt and Luciana attended a Dinner in Honor of Nelson Mandela las week, click here for pictures
Early this week there were some reports of Matt fearing for his life, after his helicopter plummeted during a flight to Sweden. However, according to contactmusic.com, it was Matt Dillon that was in the helicopter, not Matt Damon.
Now, I don’t know which story is true, but I’m sure that if anything too serious had happened, we’d have known already, so, I’m glad nothing happened!
Warner Bros. Pictures has set Kingdom of Heaven screenwriter William Monahan to write Marco Polo, a historical epic based on Polo’s autobiography “Travels” that will be a star vehicle for Matt Damon.
Variety says a deal is being negotiated for Damon to play Polo, who ventured farther into Asia than any Westerner before him. His journey took 24 years, during which Polo became a confidante of Kublai Khan and witness to many technological advances of China and Mongolia.
Monahan also wrote Tripoli, the story of how U.S. soldier William Eaton joined forces with an exiled king to overthrow the corrupt ruler of what is now Libya. Ridley Scott is attached to direct.
Monahan is adapting the Cormac McCarthy novel Blood Meridian for Scott to direct, with Scott Rudin producing.