It is reported in the US that Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon are considering working on the Morgan Freeman-starring Nelson Mandela biopic ‘The Human Factor’.
Variety reports that the film is an adaptation of the John Carlin Book ‘The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed the World’.
The story takes place during the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa when Mandela was in his first term as President and tells of how he used the event to break down racial barriers.
Eastwood is considering directing the film while Damon is in preliminary talks to play the Springboks’ captain, Francois Pienaar.
Also there is a new “interview” here
Damon punches out
Matt Damon‘s out, and Brad Pitt‘s in. That’s the latest on Darren Aronofsky‘s highly anticipated pugilist pic “The Fighter.” Apparently because of a scheduling conflict, Damon has bowed out of the big-budget boxing flick, in which he was to play trainer Dick Ecklund to Mark Wahlberg‘s “Irish” Micky Ward. Based on the brothers’ true story, the film will chronicle the duo’s rough-and-tumble early days in Lowell. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Scott Silver, whose credits include the gritty “8 Mile” and “The Mod Squad,” is rewriting the script.
Variety offers guide to Matt’s life
Speaking of Damon, Variety’s Peter Bart cautions the Cambridge-bred actor not to take himself too seriously. The trade’s editor in chief writes in this week’s issue that the “Bourne” star risks becoming boring if he continues to avoid the spotlight so assiduously. “Does it represent a response to the Owen Wilson–Lindsay Lohan school of self-destructiveness? . . . Living in denial seems mildly pathological, Matt.” In conclusion, Bart recommends Damon consider living more like, say, George Clooney. “Brando is so not today’s role model, either in terms of behavior or heft.”
In an interview Matt Damon said:
“I would be shocked if there was another movie,” he says. “I know the studio wants to do it. The only reason that I can’t promise is if Paul Greengrass came to me in 10 years and said, ‘Listen, I have a way to do a fourth movie that speaks to the world we’re in today’. Then I’d go, ‘OK, this doesn’t corrupt the trilogy’.”
Quite old Bourne it’d be.
Just a lil’ memo from me: The Bourne movies are book adapaions. There is one book left, The Bourne Legacy.
If you are anyway interested in reading the whole long interview, it is here.
You all might know Annie can’t be online for a while and why.
That’s the reason I’m here. To update the site.
My name is Teresa and I’ll do what I can to take care of the site at least while Annie is gone. (I’ll try to not blow the site up =D)
The updates start today. Stay tuned!
Hollywood star Matt Damon insists he was lucky to land the lead role in ‘The Bourne Identity’ after starring in two critically-panned movies.
The actor claims ‘All The Pretty Horses’ and ‘The Legend of Bagger Vance’ were his worst ever career moves, but was grateful they were released after he was chosen for his role as Jason Bourne in 2002 movie ‘The Bourne Identity’.
“They are currently enjoying a joint holiday with their families in Hawaii – but are finally keen to team up again.
The 26-year-old Fantastic Four actress is disgusted by the inequality between gender-targeted publications.The pair were unknowns when they wrote and starred in the critically lauded movie, which won them an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1998.
Since their success they have mostly gone their separate ways starring in blockbusters Armageddon and the Bourne movies respectively. They are currently enjoying a joint holiday with their families in Hawaii – but are finally keen to team up again. Damon’s spokesperson reportedly said, “That’s their plan. Whether or not they are doing it right now, I don’t know.” ”
“Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will be writing their first screenplay together since their Oscar-winning hit Good Will Hunting in 1997.
Affleck and Damon both went on to find respective fame in their own careers after ths success of Good Will Hunting, but are now eager to team up again.
“That’s their plan. Whether or not they are doing it right now, I don’t know,” Damon’s spokesperson said.”
LOS ANGELES – “Ocean’s” stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon left their prints in cement outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, as did Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin before them.
In costume, wearing suits without ties, the three easygoing stick-up men of “Ocean’s Thirteen,” which opens this weekend, put their hands and then their shoes, into the fresh cement.
They follow in the footsteps of Sinatra and Martin, who starred in the original 1960 hit, “Ocean’s Eleven,” which inspired a 2001 remake and a fit of “rat pack” nostalgia.
Clooney, 46, Matt Damon, 36, and Pitt, 43, stopped traffic along Hollywood Boulevard, blocks from the Kodak Theatre — the venue for the Academy Awards. –
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – MATT DAMON (Jason Bourne)
It’s hard to imagine now, but there were those who doubted that Matt Damon was the right actor to play Jason Bourne. As the third eagerly awaited instalment in the series, The Bourne Ultimatum, nears release Damon and the tortured former black operations agent he plays so well are as one in the collective mind of the huge audience waiting for the film
But at the time of the first movie, The Bourne Identity, back in 2002, Damon, as he himself admits, wasn’t exactly flavour of the month in Hollywood. “Basically what you are saying is that it saved my ass and that’s completely true,” he laughs. “The weekend that it opened I was doing a play in the West End (of London) and I hadn’t had a film offer in six months because I’d had a couple of movies tank.
“And the word was that the first Bourne movie was going to tank, because it had been delayed so long and it had so many rounds of re-shooting, and it just had all the hallmarks of a turkey.”