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
Hey, we’ve been doing some gallery updates as I said before.
I have been getting messages letting me know about the comments that have been posted.
I just wanted to say thank you guys for supporting us and Matt. It’s means a lot to us and I’m sure to him too.
Now down to the pics. We’ve worked out some new pics from The Bourne Ultimatum, some old photos… a lot of stuff.
Matt appears at the very beginning of this new video about Darfur.
Enjoy as much as you can!
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: