If it feels like every top actor in Hollywood wants to work with Christopher Nolan, it’s probably because they do.
Nolan’s upcoming film, Oppenheimer, already features a cast that includes Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy, and now we are learning Matt Damon and Robert Downey Jr. will be joining them.
Nolan is writing and directing the film that revolves around J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist who ran the Manhattan Project that led to the invention of the atomic bomb
The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on July 21, 2023, so we’re assuming filming will take place in early 2022.
No word on who Downey Jr. or Damon will be playing. The details surrounding this project are being kept secret, which is the case for most Nolan movies.
Universal will distribute Oppenheimer theatrically worldwide and release the film in North America. Nolan will also be producing along with Emma Thomas and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin.
Nolan’s most recent film, Tenet, was one of the first big blockbusters released after (or really during) the COVID-19 pandemic. It stumbled out of the gate, but did end up making around $360 million worldwide, which is not terrible, but still not great considering it was made for a ridiculous $200 million… not including marketing.
Four-time Academy Award-nominated director Ridley Scott is back with another potential masterpiece. The 83-year-old is the director behind ‘The Last Duel’ which was co-written by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Nicole Holofcener.
The historical epic stars Damon, Affleck, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Harriet Walter.
Set during the Hundred Years War, Carrouges is a respected knight known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield. Le Gris is a Norman squire whose intelligence and eloquence make him one of the most admired nobles in court. When Carrouges’ wife, Marguerite, is viciously assaulted by Le Gris, a charge he denies, she refuses to stay silent, stepping forward to accuse her attacker, an act of bravery and defiance that puts her life in jeopardy. The ensuing trial by combat, a grueling duel to the death, places the fate of all three in God’s hands.
Lots going on there, and historical epics aren’t typically my jam, but with this ridiculously talented crew…I’m still excited to check it out.
The Last Duel is set to hit theaters October 15, 2021, and it should make a huge splash at the box office.
A standing ovation at a film festival doesn’t always mean much, but sometimes it means a lot. Yes, I realize how dumb that sentence sounds, but sometimes the truth is really dumb.
Matt Damon, and the rest of the crew behind ‘Stillwater‘ received a standing ovation lasting five minutes after premiering their movie at Cannes on Thursday night.
And according to the people on the ground, this standing ovation meant a lot, and it was apparently well-earned.
Damon was actually seen tearing up as the audience clapped for him.
For those who don’t know, Stillwater stars Damon as a stoic Oklahoma construction worker whose daughter (Abigail Breslin) is imprisoned for murder in France.
As years and expensive lawyers add up (in a scenario reminiscent of the Amanda Knox case), Damon’s character Bill Baker works tirelessly to prove his child’s innocence and befriends a single mom (Camille Cottin) and her daughter (Lilou Siauvaud) along the way.
People who watched the screening are saying Damon could earn his fourth Academy Award acting nomination. He was previously nominated for Good Will Hunting, Invictus and The Martian.
Stillwater is set to hit theaters on July 30, 2021.
Matt Damon has a new film coming out, and it’s a return to the dramatic thriller genre.
He stars in the upcoming film ‘Stillwater‘ from director Tom McCarthy. In the flick, Damon plays an oil-rig worker from Stillwater, Oklahoma, who travels to France to try and exonerate his estranged daughter over a murder she did not commit.
In addition to Damon, this movie stars Abigail Breslin, Camille Cottin and Deanna Dunagan.
Recently, McCarthy talked about the project with Entertainment Weekly. During his chat, he talked about all the research Damon put in.
Matt and I started going [to Oklahoma] early on to get a taste of the place and the people and spending time with roughnecks, in particular. They really opened up their lives to us, and their worlds and their families. They were incredibly instrumental in helping us shape the story.
Stillwater is set to hit theaters on July 30. Check out the trailer below…
Abigail Breslin can be seen inside theaters this October in the ‘Zombieland’ sequel, ‘Zombieland: Double Tap,’ but before she hits the press tour for the film, she’ll be taking a little detour.
It was announced this week that Breslin is set to join Matt Damon’s upcoming film, Stillwater.
The drama film will be directed by Tom McCarthy. He co-wrote the script with Noe Debre and Thomas Bidegain.
The story follows an American oil-rig worker from Oklahoma (Damon), who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill makes it his personal mission to exonerate her.
Sounds like a very Matt Damon movie. We’re not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. It could go either way at this point.
Filming will begin next month, so things should wrap on set before Breslin has to join the Zombieland press tour.
When you see a film starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon, your ears perk up a bit. Two talented actors sharing the screen together should make all film lovers excited.
Damon and Bale both star in James Mangold’s latest film, Ford v. Ferrari. The movie is based on true events between an engineer and a race car driver.
American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
It’s clear the studio believes this movie has the potential to win some awards because they’re giving it a November 15, 2019 release date, which is a prime awards season release date. Let’s just hope Damon doesn’t say anything too controversial during the press tour.
If you follow our sister site, TVST, then you probably saw a story earlier this week featuring the McDonald’s monopoly game. If you missed the insane story, click on this link to read all about it. Trust me, it’s worth it.
We’ll give you the short version here. Basically, an ex-cop rigged the game for 12 years, making shady deals with mobsters, strip club owners, psychics and even a family of Mormons. In total, he and his circle of scammers claimed more than $24 million in cash and prizes.
I said at the end of the article that it should probably be made into a movie one day, and it looks like Hollywood agrees. Days after the story was posted, several producers and studios started bidding on the rights. According to multiple sources, there was a pretty crazy bidding war going on.
And it looks like Fox came out on top. According to the reports, they are set to secure the rights with Ben Affleck attached to direct and Matt Damon set to star. ‘Deadpool‘ writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will reportedly write the script.
They’re moving fast with this project, and that’s a good thing because it’s hot right now. No word on a release date, but we will keep you posted.
December 2017 will probably be a month to forget for Matt Damon. His new film, Downsizing, is getting (at best) mixed reviews from critics, his previous film Suburbicon got slammed by critics and failed at the box office, and now he’s getting slammed by women around the world for his comments on sexual abuse in Hollywood.
During an interview with ABC News last week, Damon told Peter Travers…
“There’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”
He also defended Louis C.K. during his interview, and that did not sit well with a lot of people. Actress Minnie Driver, who dated Damon in the late 1990s, spoke to The Guardian recently and slammed Damon for his comments.
“I’ve realized that most men, good men, the men that I love, there is a cut-off in their ability to understand. They simply cannot understand what abuse is like on a daily level. I honestly think that until we get on the same page, you can’t tell a woman about their abuse. A man cannot do that. No one can. It is so individual and so personal, it’s galling when a powerful man steps up and starts dictating the terms, whether he intends it or not.”
And that’s a pretty fair response. I don’t think what Damon said was particularly harsh or insensitive, but it’s like…why? Why did he even comment on it? It’s time we sit back as men and just listen for a bit. Take some notes and try to learn.
This Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal is getting all kinds of strange. Sharon Waxman, the creator of TheWrap, worked as a reporter for the New York Times, and she claims she tried to uncover Weinstein’s disgusting history of abuse/harassment back in 2004.
She allegedly had proof of this abuse, but the story was dropped after “intense pressure from Weinstein, which included having Matt Damon and Russell Crowe call me directly…and unknown discussions well above my head at the Times.”
As you all know, the New York Times was the publication that ended up publishing the damaging report last week, which means they were sitting on these allegations for over 10 years. And if you’re wondering why they waited so long to hit that publish button, it’s most likely because they were collecting evidence. I’m sure Weinstein’s cronies were threatening to sue, so the Times wanted to make sure they had enough meat in the story to cover their a**.
Neither Damon nor Crowe have responded to Waxman’s claims, but George Clooney (who worked with Weinstein on several projects) has opened up about just how much he knew.
“A lot of people are doing the ‘you had to know’ thing right now, and yes, if you’re asking if I knew that someone who was very powerful had a tendency to hit on young, beautiful women, sure. But I had no idea that it had gone to the level of having to pay off eight women for their silence, and that these women were threatened and victimized. I’ve been talking with a lot of people about this, and I don’t know many people who knew of that.”
Are you ready to get weird? ‘Cause we’re about to get weird. The first full trailer for ‘Downsizing‘ was released this week, and we don’t know what to think. Are we intrigued by it? Or are we just confused and slightly bored?
Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig star in the film, which premiered to mostly positive reviews at last month’s Venice Film Festival. Basically, thanks to climate change and overpopulation, resources around the world are starting to dwindle. The solution to this? Scientists shrinking people down to five inches tall.
The process is irreversible, but the good news is you get to live like kings and queens because everything is cheaper when you’re super small. A $52,000 nest egg turns into $12.5 million once you shrink.
In addition to Damon and Wiig, you’ll also find Jason Sudeikis, Hong Chau and Christoph Waltz. It’s scheduled to hit theaters December 22, 2017. Check out the trailer below…