Matt Damon: In a recent interview with Movie Hole, actor Matt Damon talked about his upcoming slate as well as some projects he'd like to move forward with...
"I really like those Oceans movies. I'm proud to be a part of them. I haven't seen it yet, but yeah, I like playing the guy who's kind of hiding in the corner". Damon says the cast - which also includes George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts - are keen to make a third "Oceans" movie. "I know all the actors would keep going with it. Carl Reiner said to me the other day 'Tell me if we're doing a third one, because I'll stay alive for it'. It's a lot of heavy lifting for Steven [Soderbergh, the director], but if he wants to do it, everyone will do it".
"They [the studio] definitely want one now. It's a great place to be in, because now we can kind of just stick back and listen to people's different ideas on what the third one should be. And if there is a third one....I'm going to have to do it. Paul Greengrass is keen to helm the next chapter too. He and I talked about it and he's open to the idea. The one fear with this movie [Supremacy] is that the director has such success that they get offered everything under the sun and want have time to come back and do the next sequel".
"[The Departed] is one we're going to shoot in Boston next Summer, so I'm really excited about that. Scorsese hadn't even seen Infernal Affairs believe it or not, he knew what he needed from the screenplay and I don't think he wants it to affect his own thinking".
"Syriana, that's what I'm about to do now. It's not a role that keeps me up at night wondering how I'm going to pull it off, but I think it does have a chance to be a good movie. Steve Gaghan wrote it, he's the guy that directed Traffic, and he's directing this. Steve's really ready for this one. It's like Traffic but it's about Oil, instead of Drugs. It should be pretty cool", he says. "Clooney's in it, Amanda Peet plays my wife, Geoffrey Wright is in it, Chris Cooper's got a little part...it's like Traffic, the stories are all interwoven, and swim around one topic. I have one scene with George for instance; we have very limited interaction with one another. We're kind of in our own storylines", he explains.
"Terry [Giliam] doesn't have the final cut yet and they've also got to do the special effects - and it's a pretty effects heavy movie. In the second and third acts there's a bunch of effects stuff. I've seen the film, it's good. It's going to be a really good movie; I just think they're holding it until next Spring".