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.
There aren’t a lot of news about Matt noe, except that The Ultimatum opens tomorrow in Portugal (can’t wait to see!).
That’s why Annie and especially me are trying to update the site and get on old stuff that was missed before.
It will probably mean less updates but a higher quality site.
As you can see, there is a new layout, after 20000 years with the old one 😀
This was a PerezHilton.com article posted, I guess, yesterday:
PerezHilton.com readers Seko and Christina live in Tanzania, East Africa, and they ran into Matt Damon and Ben Affleck there on Thursday!
What the heck are those two doing in Tanzania???? (Find out below.)
And, more importantly, how cool is it that some sexy peeps are reading our little website all the way in East Africa???? Way cool!
Here’s what the ladies had to say of their encounter:
“My friends and I live in Tanzania, East Africa (BONGO) and we just bumped into Ben and Matt at a hotel while we were having happy hour. They were the most down to earth and most awesome guys we have met in a while ( THEY ARE NOW TANZANIAN LEGENDS!!). Honestly, they were so nice and were down to take a photo with us. Matt Damon even introduced himself!! How cool is that? Plus we are pleased to report that Ben Affleck is totally HOT! and very very tall. They are here for aid work and even after a full day, they still posed for a photo. We urge everyone to go watch the Bourne Ultimatum!!”
Our boy Matt attended to the Toronto Film Festival during the weekend.
He posed with children, went to a charity event and chilled around.
Lucy was there, old man Damon was there, George Clooney was there.
Even some Matt/Ben action took place.
Pictures are now in the gallery:
TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) – Sean Penn is attached to play gay ’70s San Franciso politician Harvey Milk, and Matt Damon his assassin in a long-gestating project from director Gus Van Sant.
Once a distribution deal is finalized, Van Sant hopes to begin production on the as-yet-untitled feature in San Francisco as early as December. The uncertain start date may affect Damon’s participation as Milk’s killer, Dan White.
It’s the latest chapter in a long-running race to film the biopic of the first openly gay prominent elected official, which has pitted Van Sant’s project against another from fellow openly gay director Bryan Singer.
Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (“Hairspray”) have attempted to produce a big-screen version of Randy Shilts’ 1982 bio “The Mayor of Castro Street” for more than 15 years. Warner Bros. Pictures attached Singer to the project two years ago.
This summer the studio’s art-house arm, Warner Independent Pictures, brought in Singer’s “Usual Suspects” scribe Chris McQuarrie to write a new draft of the script. But McQuarrie is now in Germany with Singer working on the Tom Cruise drama “Valkyrie” and also working on the “Castro” script, making an immediate production start less likely to happen before Singer starts his “Superman” sequel commitment.
In a coincidental twist, Van Sant once wrote a draft of the “Castro” project and was set to direct his adaptation for Warners. The script for his film was written by Dustin Lance Black (“Big Love”). Producer Michael London and his Groundswell Prods. are financing the film, set to be produced by “American Beauty” producers Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks.
Penn has never portrayed an openly gay character onscreen, but he did play the sexually ambiguous Olivia Newton-John impersonator “Groovin’ Larry” in a section of Trent Harris’ 2001 cult hit “Beaver Trilogy.” Penn’s video short was shot in 1981, then combined with Harris’ 1979 documentary short on the amateur performer and his 1985 short narrative version “The Orkly Kid,” starring Crispin Glover as Larry, to create “Beaver.”
Damon would play White, who shot San Francisco city supervisor Milk and Mayor George Moscone in 1978. After serving five years of a seven-year sentence, White committed suicide in 1985.
/Yep, this only really matters in the 1st and last paragraphs)
I’ve been really busy the last few days. I’ve added over 600 pictures to the Gallery between The Bourne Ultimatum shoot, premieres, promos….
These are some of the new picture albums:
And mor caps from Interviews and stuff are being added.
That’s what I’ll be doing the next few days.
I’ll be adding pictures from Bourne Ultimatum set and promotion.
Then I’ll probably move on to information and real news.
Hope you keep coming and tell all your friends to!
I’ve started my job here by uploading recent pictures of The Bourne Ultimatum promotion to the Gallery.