Everyone's talking about New Moon star Taylor Lautner's impressive weight gain in anticipation of the heavy lifting he'll have to do in the soon-to-start-shooting Twilight sequel New Moon. But we still think the most remarkable transformation we've seen in a long while is the one Matt Damon pulled off for The Informant, which is due out later this year. Reportedly, Vincent D'Onofrio holds the all-time record for gaining weight for a movie role, packing on 70 lbs. for his part in Full Metal Jacket.
Contemplating the full blubber jacket Damon put on for The Informant in this US Magazine spread on shape-shifting thespians, we can't help but think of him as the new champ, regardless of actual numbers. Even his hair looks significantly chubbier than it usually does, a feat not even D'Onofrio could pull off. (He opted for the skinhead look instead.) Posted 01.20.09 by reelz
A few weeks ago, John McCain famously called Barack Obama "the biggest celebrity in the world" and likened him to Paris Hilton. Which, if we're doing our celebrity math right, makes John McCain Nicole Richie, right? Soon, the two political glamourpusses will be headlining their respective party conventions, and everyone wants to know who else will be attending.
Well, you know how stars are -- they go where the stars are. According to the NY Daily News, the Democrats are getting George Clooney, Madonna, Matt Damon, Kanye West, Scarlett Johansson and a bunch of other Hollywood A-listers. And the Republicans are getting "Redneck Woman" singer Gretchen Wilson. And maybe Kid Rock. Meanwhile, eternal rebel Sean Penn is blowing off both Establishment Parties (and parties) to chant a few protest slogans and maybe knock back a few cold ones with Ralph Nader. Yeah, that should be fun. Posted 08.20.08 by reelz
It seems that nothing in the world can stop amnesiac superspy Jason Bourne -- not even the death of his creator, author Robert Ludlum, who passed away in 2001 after penning the three novels upon which the blockbuster trilogy is based.
Variety reports that star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass have signed on for a fourth chapter of the Bourne franchise, much to the surprise of those of us who assumed that the series would end with 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum. No word on when the flick starts shooting or what it will be called. Our suggestion: The Bourne Addendum.
Source: Variety Posted 02.25.08 by reelz
Perusing the top-rated headlines on Digg.com this morning, I came across a story that was receiving a lot of hits, or Diggs or Karma or whatever they are calling it - something about news of Matt Damon returning for a fourth Bourne movie.
The story came from website slashfilm.com, whose source was reported to be Agence France Presse in Tokyo. Yahoo! News also reported on this non-story.
Reading through the story provided further proof of the notoriously short attention span of American movie fans.
The quote from Damon reads: "If Paul Greengrass, maybe years down the road, was interested in doing another one, then I would do it, too," Damon said.
Reading this, the quote seemed quite familiar, so I returned to the transcript from Damon's Four Seasons Press Conference in July, attended by Reelz.com, where Damon said "I love the character, and if Paul Greengrass calls me in ten years and says, "Now we can do it, because it's been ten years and I have a way to bring him back. Then there's a world in which I can go, 'Yeah, absolutely.' We could get the band back together if there was a great idea behind it..."
Were Bourne fans not paying attention to Damon's interviews promoting the third movie this summer or does the fact that he repeated the same spiel three months later make it "news worthy?"
By the way, Christopher Lloyd says Back to the Future 4 "could happen," Harold Ramis believes Ghostbusters 3 is a possibility and I hear that Brazillian Job movie might just come together. Posted 10.22.07 by reelz
Looks like the golden boy from Boston has another project in the works. Matt Damon, whose third installment of the Bourne series, The Bourne Ultimatum, opens on Friday is finally getting his passion project with director Steven Soderbergh off the ground.
According to MTV.com, the two men have been trying to get their movie, The Informant, under way for years and filming is finally scheduled to start next spring. In it, Damon will play Mark Whitacre, the real-life whistleblower from Archer Daniels Midland who was defrauding the company while also ratting them out to the FBI. Not exactly what one would call a company man.
British funnyman Ricky Gervais (Night at the Museum, Extras) has signed to star in Early Retirement, a comedy about a workaholic who retires to spend more time with his family, says Variety. No directors are attached yet.
Jack Black has another high-concept comedy in the works, says Variety. Universal plans on making The Lost Adventures of Stone Perlmutter Jr., a mockumentary about an Indiana-Jones like adventurer who has a disasterous journey in seach of such artifacts as Yetis and the lost tomb of Jesus. Black will, of course, star. Posted 08.01.07 by reelz
On the heels of Bourne Ultimatum's August 3rd release, the question is what's next for Matt Damon. With a strike looming over Hollywood once again, the actor may have difficultly fitting everything he wants to do into his schedule before the strike date.
Reelz.com spoke to Damon at a press conference for Bourne Ultimatum this weekend. The actor openly discussed his pre-strike hopes:
"I'm hoping to do the Green Zone movie (Paul Greengrass' Imperial Life in the Emerald City)... I'm doing The Informant with Steven Soderbergh, which we've been trying to do for years, starting April 15th. We have a strike coming, and Steven knows I want to do Paul's movie, so he moved it all the way up so he'd basically go April 15th to June 30th, and the strike starts the next day. If Paul can get me in before April 15th...then I can do it."
Damon has also been linked to Darren Aronofsky's boxing picture, tentatively titled The Fighter along with Departed co-star Mark Wahlberg. "The full script isn't in yet," Damon says. "It's another thing that's out there." Posted 07.23.07 by reelz
At the junket for The Bourne Ultimatum this weekend, Matt Damon dropped some news about the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie that is in the works.
When IGN asked him whether or not he was going to play Kirk, Damon disavowed the casting as Internet rumor. "It's the early years. I think he's hiring probably like a 20-year-old actor," Damon said of Abrams.
If you've watched the video, you can decide for yourself whether or not he's telling the truth. In the meantime, we'll let you know as soon as we hear anything! Posted 07.22.07 by reelz