As honeymoons go, it is hardly the most romantic. Hollywood star Matt Damon, who married girlfriend Luciana Bozan just 10 days ago, is now hard at work in London filming The Good Shepherd—Robert De Niro’s latest directing project.
As well as Damon, the film also stars Angelina Jolie, Michael Gambon and De Niro himself. It tells the story of the CIA as viewed through the eyes of James Wilson, a fictional founder agent of the agency.
The movie, tipped to be one of next year’s big hits, is being filmed in different locations in the capital, including The Strand, where a wartime London Underground Tube station has been re-created, and the Windsor Castle pub in Notting Hill Gate whose regulars include Madonna.
It is De Niro’s second film as a director after 1993’s A Bronx Tale. It is the first time he has filmed in Britain since he starred in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which was shot at Shepperton Studios.
Damon, 35, star of The Bourne Identity and Ocean’s Eleven, married Argentinian designer Bozan in a private ceremony in New York on 9 December. She is reportedly expecting the couple’s first child. She already has a seven-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
Bozan, who met Damon while she was working in a bar in Florida two years ago, is also believed to be staying in the capital. The couple are understood to have left for London the day after getting married.
Such domestic harmony contrasts with Damon’s early years in Hollywood during the Nineties when he acquired a reputation as one of its greatest lotharios.
His former girlfriends include film star Winona Ryder and British actor Minnie Driver, whom he notoriously dumped on the Oprah Winfrey TV show.
Sources say that Damon, who replaced Leonardo DiCaprio after The Aviator star dropped out of The Good Shepherd, will wait until shooting has finished on the film before going on a “proper” honeymoon with his new bride.
Source: This is London