There are volumes to be written about how “Margaret,” the follow-up drama to Kenneth Lonergan’s well-received “You Can Count on Me,” has been stuck in film-release purgatory since being shot in 2005. We’ll offer some of those details (like how costar Matt Damon once called studio executives imploring them to release the film) in future posts. In the meantime, the news Wednesday is that the movie is finally coming to theaters.
Fox Searchlight said that it will release the film on Sept. 30. The opening will be a limited one, said a spokeswoman, beginning in New York and Los Angeles and widening out from there. It remains to be seen how wide it actually goes, and how much marketing support is behind it.
The movie stars a (much younger) Anna Paquin dealing with the aftermath of an accident she’s witnessed. But the plot details are almost beside the point. The biggest drama may comes with the film itself. Boldface names galore were involved in a post-production tussle over both the content and its release, and whether the resulting movie turns out to be decent or the high-profile train wreck all the delays (and rumors) suggest could be as compelling as anything in the film. More to come in the next few days, but for now, the film world’s longest-held captive has indeed been set free.
We Bought a Zoo, directed by Cameron Crowe had the first stills released.
Some behind scenes over at NotSomebody.com
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I was sure I had added those Men’s/Women’s Health Photoshoot Outtakes before, apparently not. Photoshopping people that already pretty is bad. Very bad. Anyway, here they are, enjoy!
No one can deny the awesomeness that is Matt Damon.
We fell in love with him in “Good Will Hunting;” he kicked some serious a$$ in the Bourne movies; and he’s made a name for himself as a humanitarian. In fact, he’s been seriously involved with campaigns dealing with improving access to clean water and fighting the spread of AIDS.
Now, he’s taking on the education system.
“Save Our Schools” aims to rid the system of “The worst aspects of No Child Left Behind.”
Matt will be at the “Save Our Schools” march July 30 in Washington, D.C., so be sure to keep an eye out for him!
Making an exception on post candids that are not from movie sets, this one is from Matt newly shaved head for Elysium. And it just teases my curiosity about the movie.
Elysium is set to be released on March 2013.
The Bourne Identity star, who usually sports a full head of hair, displayed a freshly shaved head as he made a trip to the local post office in the Canadian city during a break from filming Elysium.
The 40-year-old actor looked casual in a khaki green T-shirt and jeans which he paired with simple black and white trainers while showing off his new bald look.
Matt appeared completely relaxed and at ease during his outing, a luxury he claims isn’t afforded to all celebrities.
‘I have friends who are like prisoners. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, for instance,’ he told German television TELE 5 earlier this week.
‘They can’t just go someplace. If they go for a walk, it turns into an international incident.’
However his life has worked out slightly differently, despite his comparable super-stardom.
‘I’m really lucky, because I have the best of both worlds. I do the work that I love and need, but don’t need paramilitary troops to protect me when I walk out my front door.’
And he believes that his focus on things other than work have helped him retain a more private existence.
‘Ever since I found my wife and we had children, my whole life revolves around that. It gave my life a dramatic change in direction,’ he says.
‘I’m not as crazy as most of the other stars. I don’t really know why, probably because I married a woman who isn’t an actress. And we live in New York,’ he said.
‘As long as we don’t show up in typical tourist spots, we can walk the streets without being noticed. New Yorkers are very cool, they don’t flip out if they see me.’
Matt and his wife Luciana married in 2005 and have four daughters.
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I had completely missed that one as I usually don’t pay much attention to the comedy nominations. Bad me!
Anyway, Matt Damon got nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his role as Carol in 30 Rock. Awesome!
The Emmys will be held Sunday, September 18th, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Fox will be broadcasting the show, and Glee’s Jane Lynch will be hosting.
Matt Damon considers himself a “lucky devil” compared to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Matt is happily married to Luciana Bozán Barroso, and the couple raise four kids together; Isabella, five, two-year-old Gia, Stella, nine months, and Alexia, Luciana’s daughter from a previous relationship.
The Hollywood hunk is happy with his work/private life balance, and argues power couples such as Brad and Angelina face a much tougher ride. Matt met Argentine-born Luciana when she was working as a bartender, and cites her non-showbiz status as the reason they have more privacy. He also thinks his decision to shun living in Hollywood lends him greater space.
“Brad and Angie are like prisoners. When they go for a walk it is always a huge international sensation. I am lucky devil. I am doing work I love but I don’t need paramilitary troops who care for me the minute I’m leaving home,” he laughed to German TV station Tele 5.
“I am not as crazy as most of the other celebs. Probably because I married a woman who isn’t an actress. And New Yorkers are really cool they don’t go nuts when they see me. My kids don’t latch on to the whole celeb hustle and bustle.”
As a great advocate of privacy, Matt isn’t keen on social-networking sites where members give out details of their day-to-day life either. The heartthrob is bemused by the way youngsters post such risqué videos on sites such as Facebook, and thinks in the future people will become less inclined to do so.
“We haven’t quite realised what that media could do to us. And that’s why we make mistakes like sending naked pictures of ourselves. The next generation will be more careful and say, ‘Maybe we shouldn’t tape ourselves having sex. That could look strange,’” mused Matt.
The first Contagion trailer is out, check it out:
“Contagion” follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.
The movie is set to be released on September 9th.
Entertainment Tonight will have a Contagion preview on today’s show. Here’s the bit from last night