Matt Damon Pops the Question
Source: E! Online
Matt Damon seems to be in a rush to catch up to his newlywed crony, Ben Affleck.
The Talented Mr. Ripley star is taking his relationship with girlfriend Luciana Barroso, 29, to the next level, after popping the question to the Argentine-born beauty shortly before Labor Day weekend, E! has confirmed.
While Affleck is currently expecting his first child with wife Jennifer Garner, Damon will take on stepfather duties to Barroso’s 6-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
It will be the first marriage for the 34-year-old actor. No wedding date has been set.
Damon and Barroso, a former bartender who now works as an interior designer, have been together for two years.
The 29-year-old brunette was at Damon’s side throughout the European shoot of 2004’s Ocean’s Twelve and has accompanied him home to Boston to meet his family and friends and keep him company on the set of his upcoming film, The Departed.
Damon was previously linked with Winona Ryder (whom he famously dumped during an Oprah appearance), Claire Danes, Minnie Driver and Affleck’s former assistant, Odessa Whitmore.
Apart from planning his forthcoming nuptials, Damon has a full slate ahead of him.
He’ll next be seen opposite George Clooney in the upcoming drama, Syriana, a first-person account of life inside the CIA. The film is set for release on Nov. 23.
Sticking to the same theme, Damon will also appear in the film The Good Shepherd, a 40-year-history of the CIA, told through the eyes of one of its founding officers. Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro also star in the film, which is set for a Dec. 22, 2006 release.
Damon is also set to star in a recently-announced third Bourne film–The Bourne Ultimatum. The movie is targeted for a 2007 release.
The just-engaged thesp can currently be seen on the big screen in The Brothers Grimm, opposite Heath Ledger.
Congratulations the happy couple!
The Official The Brothers Grimm Website has posted a list from some upcoming international release. Still no news of Brazil (which is where I live) but you guys from around the world have a chance to see it soon! Here is the list:
México: Septiembre 9, 2005 España: Septiembre 9, 2005 Danmark: September 23, 2005 Suomi: Syyskuu 23, 2005 La France: Octobre 5, 2005 Deutschland: Oktober 6, 2005 Österreich: Oktober 7, 2005 Italia: Ottobre 7, 2005 Holland: Oktober 13, 2005 Sverige: Oktober 14, 2005 Norge: November 4, 2005 United Kingdom: November 4, 2005 日本: 2005年11月5日 Australia: November 24, 2005 New Zealand: December 1, 2005
Also from the Official Site, which I had to quote cause it’s so funny:
If there are film-goers in a territory where the film is not currently listed to open, fear not, as plans are fast coming together. All interested parties in these locales are instructed to sit on a soft surface low to the ground and take deep breaths. When calm returns, check back here at the official website to see if we have updated the release schedule. If we have not, and panic begins to take hold again, repeat the above remedy, but this time, with eyes closed, also whistle your particular countries national anthem. Do not stop whistling until we have updated the website. This will of course require the help of a good and sighted friend.
I’ve added more pictures of the Brothers Grimm in Venice to the galleries:
Matt is at the 62nd Venice Film Festival to promote The Brothers Grimm, I’ve added pictures from:
Some articles found around the web:
From the Official Site:
In competition for a Golden Lion at the 62nd Venice Film Festival, August 31st to September 10th. In attendence should be: Terry Gillian, Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Belucci, Chuck Roven.
Matt’s appearance on Leno will rerun this Thursday, September 1st, be sure to catch it!
Forgive my last pictures update where I posted The Good Shepherd Images as The Departed. I’ve fixed the albums and added news ones, in addition, I’ve added more pictures!
Yahoo! Movies has several clips from The Brothers Grimm that opened yesterday in US.
Fox Searchlight and Camelot Pictures are co-financing the Kenneth Lonergan-directed drama Margaret, says Variety. The project will start shooting in New York next month.
Anna Paquin is set and actors Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, J. Smith-Cameron and Jeannie Berlin are near deals to join the project.
The drama revolves around a New York teenager, her actress mother and the girl who tries to make amends for her complicity in a terrible traffic accident.
Lonergan wrote the script for and has worked for two years with producers Scott Rudin, Gary Gilbert and Sydney Pollack to pull it together. Anthony Minghella and Dan Halsted will executive produce.