Warner Bros. Pictures has set Kingdom of Heaven screenwriter William Monahan to write Marco Polo, a historical epic based on Polo’s autobiography “Travels” that will be a star vehicle for Matt Damon.
Variety says a deal is being negotiated for Damon to play Polo, who ventured farther into Asia than any Westerner before him. His journey took 24 years, during which Polo became a confidante of Kublai Khan and witness to many technological advances of China and Mongolia.
Monahan also wrote Tripoli, the story of how U.S. soldier William Eaton joined forces with an exiled king to overthrow the corrupt ruler of what is now Libya. Ridley Scott is attached to direct.
Monahan is adapting the Cormac McCarthy novel Blood Meridian for Scott to direct, with Scott Rudin producing.
HOLLYWOOD star Matt Damon has reportedly popped the question to girlfriend Luciana Barroso
The buff star of action flicks including The Bourne Identity has been dating Barosso for 12 months since he met the aspiring interior designer at the Miami bar where she worked.
Since then, Barosso has travelled the world with the 34-year-old actor, staying with him in Europe during the filming of Ocean’s 12 and even travelling Down Under late last year for the premiere of The Bourne Supremecy.
A friend told American gossip mag Us Weekly the pair were engaged but “it’s all very hush, hush”.
Damon’s spokesperson has refused to confirm or deny the reports.
Damon has been linked to several Hollywood stars in the past including Winona Ryder and, most famously, Minnie Driver, who heard news of the couple’s break-up via the Oprah Winfrey show.
But, after the media circus surounding good pal Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, Damon told the Sunday Telegraph Sunday Magazine last year that he was sworn off celebrity romances and now only dates “civilians”.
If the wedding rumours prove true, Damon may share another journey with Affleck, who is also rumoured to have popped the question to his latest love – Alias star Jennifer Garner.
Aww, how cute!! The site also has a picture of the couple.
Some more pictures 🙂
Many many pictures, cause I know you all love them!
To start, new coming out of the oven, The Brothers Grimm Behind Scenes and Promotional Stills, also
pictures from The Bourne Identity Premiere in Tokyo The Premiere – Tokyo andthe Press Conference (thanks Luciana, scans from Close Up December 2004, Empire February 2005, Premiere December 2004, Total Film, (all those thanks to filmfreeak and Entertainment Weekly July 2004 (High Quality versions from previous posted scans), Screen Caps from Ocean’s 12 (thanks M3) and The Bourne Identity – Poster
Many pretty new stuff! Screen caps, made by Alie *smack*, The Bourne Identity – DVD Extras, The Bourne Identity – Screen Caps and Good Will Hunting – Screen Caps. Scans of Empire magazine, made by Libby, and Details Outtakes.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Producer Chris Moore, who got his start collaborating with actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, will make his directorial debut on “Race With the Devil,” the remake of a 1975 horror thriller.
The original, released by 20th Century Fox, centered on two couples who head off to Colorado for skiing and dirt biking. Along the way, they witness a satanic sacrifice, but when they call the local authorities, all evidence disappears. They resume their vacation but find themselves shadowed by a cult.
Peter Fonda and Loretta Swit starred in the original.
The film is being updated for the production outfit Regency Enterprises by writers Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan.
Moore had been partners in the LivePlanet production venture with Affleck, Damon and Sean Bailey. Among Moore’s producer credits are the “American Pie” movies, the “Project Greenlight” movies, “Joy Ride” and Affleck and Damon’s breakout hit “Good Will Hunting.”
JOURNEY TO PLANET EARTH “State of the Planet” – Monday, April 11, 10 to 11 pm ET on PBS “Future Conditional” – Monday, April 18, 10 to 11 pm ET on PBS
Hosted by Matt Damon, the two-part series offers the first global environmental “report card” and explores the relationship between environmental change and the future health of our planet.