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Eric has sent an e-mail saying Access Hollywood has an exclusive with Matt and Heath Ledger in the red carpet premiere for The Brothers Grimm:
Stars Matt Damon and Heath Ledger patiently and cheerfully worked their ways down the entire arrivals line Monday night inside the Directors Guild of America. All the while, they discussed “Grimm,” opening stateside Aug. 26, which casts the two as fictionalized versions of the real-life kings of the fairy tale.
The Brothers Grimm
The Grimm brothers are, of course, the two German fellas who collected all the folktales and turned them into fairy tales that we all loved to read when we were children.
In the movie, they are played by Matt Damon and Heath Ledger under the direction of Terry Gilliam.
The trailer opens like a famous fairy tale – Red Riding Hood – only here it is much, much scarier and darker.
We see the brothers travelling from town to town getting rid of ghosts and ghouls, and getting paid handsomely for their efforts.
But the brothers’ greatest adventure begins when they visit one very troubled town.
All the scenes here are meant to introduce us to the two brothers and, from the scenes, it is not difficult to like them. Yes, even Damon.
Despite the dark background, what Damon and Ledger do and say are quite hilarious.
The elements of fairy tales are all here – magical trees, castles with high towers, poor folk searching for a hero (or two, in this case), a beautiful but spunky heroine (Lena Heady), a frog who needs a kiss and, of course, an evil queen (Monica Belluci).
U.S. Cyclist Lance Armstrong is about to win his seventh straight Tour de France on Sunday before he retires from the sport. His story, of an amazing comeback from cancer, is certainly worthy of the big-screen treatment, and Armstrong tells Men’s Journal he has a possible candidate in mind to play him in a biopic.
“I’ve had the chance to get to know Matt Damon. He is a fan of cycling and has a connection to cancer. He has even expressed an interest in the role,” Armstrong said in the magazine.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Producer Chris Moore, who got his start collaborating with actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, will make his directorial debut on “Race With the Devil,” the remake of a 1975 horror thriller.
The original, released by 20th Century Fox, centered on two couples who head off to Colorado for skiing and dirt biking. Along the way, they witness a satanic sacrifice, but when they call the local authorities, all evidence disappears. They resume their vacation but find themselves shadowed by a cult.
Peter Fonda and Loretta Swit starred in the original.
The film is being updated for the production outfit Regency Enterprises by writers Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan.
Moore had been partners in the LivePlanet production venture with Affleck, Damon and Sean Bailey. Among Moore’s producer credits are the “American Pie” movies, the “Project Greenlight” movies, “Joy Ride” and Affleck and Damon’s breakout hit “Good Will Hunting.”
The very latest on Bourne 3
Source: Empire Online
Matt Damon was in good spirits last night, blessed as he was with a glorious Empire Award for his role in The Bourne Supremacy. While we had Damon in our midst (and downing free drink) we’d clearly have been remiss not to probe the star on the deal with the third part in the Jason Bourne series, The Bourne Ultimatum, a film that will herald the return of the most kick-ass spy to grace our screens in decades (yes, Bond included).
After the success of both “Ocean’s” films, it’ll be no surprise to hear that George Clooney’s scouring though the ol’ Blue Eyes back catalogue for his next money spinner.
Clooney has reportedly just bought the rights to another ratpack flick “Robin And The 7 Hoods”, and already has “Ocean’s” pals Brad Pitt and Matt Damon (just to think if Mark Wahlberg had never jumped ship from “Ocean’s” – that’d be him sharing the screen with the former caped crusader time and time again) on board.
It’ll be updated, of course, from the original story of a corrupt Chicago Sheriff going against a mob, with Robin (likely to be played by Clooney) and his boys caught up in the middle.
The original “Robin and the 7 Hoods” (1964) starred Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bing Crosby, Peter Falk, and Barbara Rush.
Wonder whether Steven Soderbergh will direct, or at the very least, produce?