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Damon and Greengrass in Iraq

MattDamon.jpgMatt Damon and Paul Greengrass are going to be teaming up again despite Damon saying that The Bourne Ultimatum is his last. This time though, they are headed for Iraq.

This latest announcement has Matt Damon looking at signing on board the adaptation of Imperial Life in the Emerald City by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, a reporter for the Washington Post who wrote a novel which looks at the Green Zone in Iraq, the area where the Americans have made their camp within Baghdad. It looks at the chaos within the administration as they try to bring order to the country and at the same do things such as have the American canteen serve pork at every meal and staff it with Iraqi's, or officials working on an anti smoking campaign while the war raged.

According to the story from Variety, Damon would be playing a composite character, so they wouldn't want to actually name anyone in particular and upset them politically. Negotiations are currently underway for him to star.

It sounds like a perfect project for Paul Greengrass, but I think it marks slightly newer territory for Damon as he looks set to upset some important people if he took a role in this film, something that he's not really done so far as he's played very safe and roles that are not too political.


Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone on Amazon.co.uk
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone on Amazon.com





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