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For most of us, Tony Gilroy’s The Bourne Legacy starring Jeremy Renner had us hoping all the more for another Matt Damon turn as Jason Bourne. That’s not to say that Renner’s Bourne pseudo-sequel wasn’t alright, it just wasn’t the Bourne flick we deserved or needed.
Can Matt Damon be lured back to the Bourne series? Smart money is on “no,” but he’s enthusiastic if the story is there. Damon told ScreenRant:
I’d love to, I really want to do another Bourne movie but we just can’t figure out the story. The studio had made a deal with the estate to make another film and so they weren’t in breach of their contract, they had to get a Jason Bourne movie out for 2012. And that’s when Tony came up with the idea of how to do one with Jeremy.
“I’ve talked to Paul about this, and it’s really just a question of how do you bring the character back? Is there a movie that’s as good as the other three that we did – and if we felt like there was, then we’d do it, but we just haven’t cracked it yet.”
Chances are, that story will never be “cracked.” SlashFilm reports that Damon even handed the Bourne reins over to the creative team behind the uber-successful Dark Knight Trilogy. Most specifically its screenwriter, Jonathan Nolan.
“I gave it to Jonah Nolan who did such a beautiful job with the Batman mythology – I mean along with Chris. I met with him and I said: ‘Would you take a look at this, because we really want to do it?’
“Jonah was great. He took like a month and really worked on it. He came back and said: ‘I can’t figure out how to do it.’ He told me: ‘You guys really ended it, you know,’ which we did. We had intended it to be a trilogy and he gets out at the end.
“Jason hasn’t been seen since 2004, so if we started writing a movie next year, we probably couldn’t get one out by 2014 and that would have been ten years since the CIA has completely lost track of him. So what has the character been up to all this time?”
So the short answer is this: They never should have made The Bourne Legacy and teased us with the possibility of another Matt Damon Bourne movie. Sure, he’d love to do it, but if there isn’t a story there and even Christopher Nolan’s brother can’t crack it, who can?
Nearly 15 years after the release of the blockbuster flick “Good Will Hunting,” at least one Massachusetts-based politics editor yearns for the magic Ben Affleck and Matt Damon could bring to politics.
The two, whose ties to the Boston area go way back, collaborated on the screenplay for the Hub-based “Hunting,” which garnered them Oscars for their screenwriting.
Jon Keller, politics editor for Boston’s local CBS affiliate, WBZ-TV, was recently pontificating on who will run for the seat of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., assuming he is nominated to be secretary of State.
For special elections, Massachusetts law is a little more relaxed than its normal election requirements. It “requires only that you be over 30, a registered voter and be able to turn in 10,000 certified signatures,” Keller said. “You don’t even have to live in Massachusetts now, as long as you move here before Election Day.”
Although he says he’s not a fan of mixing showbiz and politics, which just means he doesn’t live in D.C., he encourages Boston not to be deemed “un-hip.”
So, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, Keller proposed last week that Damon run for the U.S. Senate. This week, however, he removed tongue from cheek in time to report that Affleck’s name has actually been bandied about by several politically savvy Massachusetts Democrats.
Affleck is active in Massachusetts politics, as well as national politics, after all.
But does Keller think Affleck would make a good senator?
“Well, just look at how he got those hostages out of Iran,” he told HOH, referring to Affleck’s latest movie, the get-Americans-out-of-Iran thriller “Argo.”
Fair point, Mr. Keller. Fair point.
As if to make Keller’s point, Affleck was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, testifying on the security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An added bonus is that Jennifer Garner, Affleck’s wife and an actor in her own right, likes to come to D.C. as well, so the couple would certainly glam up the place.
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Matt Damon has been one of Barack Obama’s harshest critics in Hollywood, but he told TheWrap that despite his rough words for the president, he is pleased he was re-elected.
“I voted for him,” Damon said. “Absolutely, I voted for him.”
Damon, who was in New York City this week to promote his environmental drama “Promised Land,” made headlines last year when he criticized the president in interviews with Elle magazine and Piers Morgan. At the time, he faulted Obama for not pushing for more Wall Street reforms in the wake of the financial crisis.
“You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better,” Damon told an Elle interviewer in December 2011.
The actor acknowledged to TheWrap that after his frank talk, he had played a less active role in Obama’s re-election campaign. “They didn’t ask me to do any fundraisers this time,” he said, laughing.
And, he said, he has higher hopes for the coming four years, now that the president is not worried about securing re-election.
“I’m a perennial optimist,” Damon told TheWrap. “So I’m very hopeful that this second term is going be a great one and that we’re going to see who he is and he’s going to make a lot of people’s lives a lot better. That’s my true hope.”
Damon’s latest film casts a critical eye over “fracking,” a controversial drilling process used to extract natural gas that some environmentalists fear could contaminate ground water and impact air quality. The actor not only appears in the film; he co-wrote the Oscar hopeful with co-star John Krasinski. “Promised Land” opens in limited release on December 28.
Krasinski told TheWrap that he and Damon made “Promised Land” to examine the failures of the democratic process. When it came to politics, he was more critical of Washington gridlock than any one politician.
“We have a group of people in the House and the Senate who are actually willing to throw away any progress for one side or the other just to win a point for an imaginary team that none of us really belongs to,” Krasinski said. “So that’s the upsetting thing.”
One politician who both men support is Elizabeth Warren. The newly elected Democratic senator from Massachusetts has been a fierce critic of the elaborate financial concoctions that helped lead to the recession. Krasinski, Damon and Ben Affleck hosted a fundraiser for Warren at J.J. Abrams Bad Robot production studios earlier this year.
Damon said he has no regrets about voicing his political views and doubts that it prevents audiences from judging his work on its own merits.
“I don’t worry about it,” Damon told TheWrap. “I mean people know I’m a liberal guy, and I’m fine with that. I think people go to the movies that they want to go to. A Jason Bourne movie is always going to have a bigger audience than a smaller movie and there are people of every stripe who go to those.”
I freakin love the idea that Matt Damon has become such good friends with John Krasinski (in my imaginary world, they are a celebrity couple thus the debate above). Both are so awesome, hilarious, and oh so talented. I just see Matt raving about John everywhere these days and its the cutest thing ever. It peaked with John Krasinski saying on David Letterman (while introducing a clip of Promised Land and their potential conflict over a woman in the movie), “This is a clip of something NOT out of the ordinary me stealing a woman away from Matt Damon”
(or something to that effect…it was just amazing).
The “Bourne” star is in talks to join the cast of “Monuments Men,” a WWII drama based on Robert M. Edsel’s book of the same name that was adapted by Clooney as a starring and directing vehicle, according to Deadline. The plot centers on the efforts of a group of Allied art historians and museum personnel who are tasked with salvaging works of art and other items of cultural importance from the Nazis in Europe during the latter days of WWII.
Damon, who previously starred with Clooney in the “Ocean’s” trilogy as well as the Iraq War drama “Syriana,” is just the latest big name to board the project, which already boasts the likes of Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”) and John Goodman.
“Monuments Men” is scheduled to begin shooting in Europe this January.
Damon will next be seen in “Promised Land,” the upcoming Gus Van Sant drama that was co-written by Damon and co-star John Krasinski. That film is slated for an Oscar-qualifying run beginning December 28, before moving into wider release after the first of the year.
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Matt Damon hopes his daughters never follow him into acting because Hollywood is so unfair to women.
The 41-year-old actor – who raises Alexia, 14, Isabella, six, Gia, four and 23-month-old Stella with wife Luciana -is horrified by how Hollywood treats women over and would never want that for his own kids.
Speaking in a Hollywood Reporter roundtable discussion with actors including Richard Gere, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, he said: ‘I would try to steer my daughters away from acting. Women are in a different business than we are. It is just brutal for women. For men, the roles get really good at 40 and beyond. And that’s when you really start doing your best work.’
Matt also thinks fame has changed how other people treat him.
He explained: ‘When we started writing ‘Good Will Hunting’, I was 22 and Ben was 20 and it came out when I was 27 and he was 25. I always had this theory that your kind of a retard emotionally the moment you become famous. It’s not that you change, the world changes this relationship to you. So your entire reality shifts and that’s a jarring experience and hard to prepare for.’
Matt Damon: What am I doing here? You asked me to come down here. You said it was for charity! And then you shove me out of the way. I got better things to do, you know. I could be drunk right now in a movie theater heckling Argo. You know I have a — Oooh candy!!
Matt Damon, 41, is sporting gray hair, and blames his daughters.
Damon has four children with his wife Luciana, all girls: Alexia, 14, Isabella, 6, Gia, 4, and 23-month-old Stella.
People noted how Damon appeared with his gray hair while supporting Ben Affleck at the Argo movie dinner at Porter House steakhouse in New York. The Bourne trilogy actor told People Stylewatch, “I point out all of the gray and I say to my daughters, ‘You did this and you did this and you did this.’”
Of course he was joking, and his daughters understand it because according to him, “They really think it’s funny.”
Yahoo reported Damon is proud of his gray hair, but movie executives prefer to hide it.
Damon explained, ”They dyed the grey out for We Bought a Zoo, but I was like, ‘I like my grey hair.’ I’m proud of it.”
However, recently Damon shaved his head bald for a movie role and wears a beanie to endure the cold New York weather.
Matt Damon has shot down suggestions he will be returning to the Bourne film franchise, insisting writers would have to come up with an unbelievable plot to reintroduce his character Jason Bourne.
Damon stepped aside after starring in three movies when studio executives and director Paul Greengrass fell out over the proposed story line for a fourth film, and Jeremy Renner and director Tony Gilroy replaced the pair in summer hit The Bourne Legacy.
Renner has often hinted at the possibility of teaming his character, Aaron Cross, up with Damon’s Bourne in a future film, but the original franchise star insists the plot of Legacy has ended his involvement in the films for good.
Despite previously stating he would be interested in another Bourne film as long as Greengrass is onboard to direct, Damon now tells Movieline.com, “Because they (writers and Tony Gilroy) use our actors and characters… whatever they said (in Legacy) is true and so we’d have to acknowledge it in any Bourne movie that we’d do.
“That makes it really tough. I don’t think we can do the Dallas (TV drama) it-was-all-a-dream scenario. I don’t think the audience would go for that after they paid money to see a movie.”
Patrick Duffy’s Dallas character, Bobby Ewing, was re-introduced to viewers in 1986 – after leaving the show the previous year – when he stepped out of the shower. His character’s wife, played by Victoria Principal, realised Ewing’s death and everything that had come after it during the previous season had been a dream.
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