Matt Damon Ready to Get Small on the Big Screen with 'Downsizing'
It's been five years since we heard anything about Alexander Payne's big screen project Downsizing. Before the director decided to take on The Descendants, he was working on Downsizing with a cast that included Sacha Baron Cohen, Paul Giamatti, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon. Now the project is back, but with a completely different cast. Deadline reports it will be Matt Damon who stars in the film, but at this point, details on the plot are still pretty scarce. All the source says is that the film is a social satire about a man who realizes that his life would have been much better if he shrunk himself. Well, that sounds weird.
Does this mean we're going to get some kind of It's a Wonderful Life fantasy situation where he relives his live as a small, shrunken man? This sounds like Payne's most odd film yet, but it's also not hard to picture how this is the perfect kind of story for the director of Nebraska and Election to tackle. As for Damon, his taking this role means that he won't star in the Legendary Pictures production of The Great Wall for Zhang Yimou, so a new leading man will have to steop up for that project. We'll next see Damon in Ridley Scott's The Martian, and hopefully for a new chapter in the Jason Bourne franchise with Paul Greengrass. Well?