Good News: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are hard at work on their next screenplay. As you may remember, the Boston boys broke onto the mainstream scene withÂ Good Will Hunting (one of my all time favorite films). Hunting won the boys an Academy Award for best original screenplau, although not without controversy.
US Magazine reports thatDamon and Affleck “have spent two weeks getting their creative juices flowing in a $13,000-a-week house in Kauai, Hawaii.”
“Ben and Matt keep taking breaks to go surfing and hang out with their families,” adds the source. “But for the most part, they’ve been writing together on this trip.”
Damon’s rep confirmed the story to the Daily News:
“That’s their plan,” Damon’s rep said. “Whether or not they are doing it right now, I don’t know.”
I’m betting that Affleck will also direct the film with Damon in the lead. I guess it all really depends on the success of Affleck’s feature directorial debut Gone, Baby, Gone. I could be wrong.
We normally refrain from reporting MPAA Ratings, but we’re looking forward to the following two movies.
Ben Affleck’s directorial debut Gone Baby Gone has been Rated R For violence, drug content and pervasive language. Gone is an adaptation of the Dennis Lehane (Mystic River) novel of the same name. The film is getting a lot of early buzz within the industry. The story follows two detectives in search of a 4 year old girl from Dorchester that has been kidnapped in Boston. Morgan Freeman, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Robert Wahlberg, and Ed Harris star. Gone, Baby, Gone hits theaters on September 28th 2007.
Matthew Vaughn’s big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust (30 photos, HD Movie Trailer) has been Rated PG-13 For some fantasy violence and risquÃ© humor. The film follows a young man named Tristan (Charlie Cox) who tries to win the heart of Victoria (Sienna Miller), the beautiful but cold object of his desire, by going on a quest to retrieve a fallen star. His journey takes him to a mysterious and forbidden land beyond the walls of his village. Stardust hits theaters on July 27th 2007.