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First Look: Matt Damon as CIA Agent Roy Miller in Green Zone

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July 2, 2008
Source: Empire

First Look: Matt Damon in Green Zone

I'm admittedly a big fan of Matt Damon - he always does a fantastic job in every movie. We already showed you a few photos previously of Damon in Paul Greengrass' thriller Green Zone, but they weren't too exciting. Now courtesy of Empire, we've got the first official photo and Damon looks different enough to warrant a mention. As a reminder, the film, being directed by The Bourne Ultimatum's Paul Greengrass, is a thriller about a pair of CIA agents on the trailer of certain Weapons of Mass Destruction and a foreign correspondent following their mission. Although most people are getting tired of Middle East and Iraq War films, I think Green Zone will be a refreshingly entertaining journey into that part of the world.

Greg Kinnear stars as the other CIA agent and is accompanied by Amy Ryan. Additionally, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Isaacs, and Yigal Naor also star. Check out the latest issue of Empire for more details on Green Zone.

Matt Damon as CIA Agent Roy Miller in Green Zone

For those unaware, the Green Zone is the nickname of a 4 square mile area in central Baghdad that is the international presence in the city. The contrasting Red Zone refers to parts of Baghdad immediately outside the perimeter, but is also loosely applied to all unsecured areas outside the off-site military posts. Damon explains why he thinks Green Zone will be different than the other politically fueled Middle Eastern set films. "[We're] not trying to make a statement... Particularly with a movie that costs $80 or $90 million. Hopefully this will feel like an accurate portrayal of what things were like for these guys. You can't do a polemic – you should be blogging if that's what you want to do."

Green Zone is directed by Paul Greengass of Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum as well as Bloody Sunday and United 93. The script was written by Brian Helgeland, of L.A. Confidential, Conspiracy Theory, Mystic River, and Man on Fire previously. The film is rather loosely based on Rajiv Chandrasekaran's non-fiction book The Imperial Life in Emerald City. Universal Pictures is releasing Green Zone sometime in 2009, but hasn't set an official release date yet.

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  • Curtis
    Damon looks bad ass, really looking forward to this film.
  • Jont
    type casttttttttttt at least he isnt doing an awful boston accent. dont rip me please
  • miss lisa garstang
    when is the release off green zone out as i wanted too watch it and my fellla fancys seing it too what is the film about and is it good does it give a lot out about the film and what its about id like too get tickets too watch it at my local cinema and take my fella with me if possible i also like matt damon hes a good actor all the boune things were good i enjoyed watching them.
  • Ele
    JUST EFFIN HOT ALL THE TIME, COOL SHADES DIDN'T THEY MELT ON YOUR HOT FACE N'BODY?! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIM AGAIN!!! OH, AND HIS BOSTON ACCENT IS THE BEST EVER HIS R'S JUST SEXAY AS HELL (LAUGHS) WELL, I LOVE HIS MOVIES DIRECTED BY PAUL GREENGRASS, XOXO!

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