by: Sammy Mink
Matt Damon has signed on to star in Alexander Payne’s DOWNSIZING. The comedy follows a man who is down on his luck and decides he can have a better life if he undergoes a process to shrink himself. Way back when the project was set up at Fox Searchlight, Paul Giamatti, Sacha Baron Cohen, Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, and Gong Li were attached to star but it’s unclear if all or any are still attached.
Although Damon’s not traditionally known for his comedic roles, he has starred in comedies like Stuck on You, EuroTrip, and We Bought a Zoo. Most recently, Damon starred in Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem, war drama The Monuments Men, and Christopher Nolan’s upcoming space epic Interstellar. His upcoming projects include a starring turn in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi adaptation The Martian, as well as a turn in the director’s seat for the thriller A Foreigner.
Damon is repped by WME.