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Matt Damon In Talks To Star As Marc Rich In 'King of Oil'

Matt Damon might be joining the cast of The King of Oil!

The 47-year-old actor is reportedly in early talks to portray disgraced billionaire Marc Rich in the upcoming flick.

The film is being produced by John Krasinski’s Sunday Night Prods. and is based on the book The King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Marc Rich.

The biopic is set to shed new light the controversial international businessmen, who fled to Europe rather than face a prison sentence.

He was eventually pardoned by President Bill Clinton on his last day in office.

Matt and John have previously worked together Manchester by the Sea and Promised Land.

'Ocean's 8' Director Speaks to Why Matt Damon's Cameo Was Cut

Ocean’s 8 director Gary Ross, who also co-wrote the film, was asked about why Matt Damon‘s cameo was cut from the film.

Matt was supposed to reprise his role as Linus Caldwell from the original Ocean’s Eleven films in the female-led reboot, in theaters now.

“There were a lot of people who were gracious to us that just for editorial and storytelling reasons didn’t make it in and some who did,” Gary told THR. “If you know, we ended up shooting probably another 10 days afterwards, so there’s a lot of material and a lot of shaping. But it really just comes to storytelling.”

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Matt Damon's Cameo Reportedly Got Cut From 'Ocean's 8'

Matt Damon reportedly won’t be in Ocean’s 8 when fans see it in theaters this weekend.

The 47-year-old actor was spotted making his way through LAX airport on Friday (June 8) in Los Angeles.

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Earlier this year, Matt confirmed that he had a minor role in the film, reprising his role as pickpocket Linus Caldwell, the son of a legendary con artist.

“I only worked for a day. They asked me to do it and I really wanted to support the project and support these awesome actresses. This is a movie about the women,” he told the Toronto Sun.

Although Matt hasn’t officially said anything about the film since its release, fans who have seen the film haven’t noticed a cameo from Matt.

FYI: Matt is wearing a ’47 hat.

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Chris Hemsworth & Matt Damon Go Shirtless at the Beach

Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon got in a beach day with their pals!

The 34-year-old Marvel star and Matt, 47, were joined by Matt‘s wife Luciana, as well as a group of friends for the day lounging around on Thursday (May 31) in Queensland, Australia.

Both actors went shirtless as they soaked up the sun on their relaxing day off.

If you don’t know, Chris and Matt are BFFs and they’re often seen hanging out together in Australia.

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Julianna Margulies Defends Matt Damon Following Backlash Over #MeToo Comments

Julia Margulies is speaking out in defense of Matt Damon.

Following the backlash the actor received for his thoughts on sexual misconduct and #MeToo, the Good Wife actress is speaking out about the controversy.

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“I didn’t think that was right. I understood what he was saying. He was completely compassionate about what was going with people who are raping, but it’s not the same as what’s going on with people who are joking around on a set,” she told Katie Couric in a podcast episode on Thursday (May 24).

“You have to differentiate between what’s acceptable and what’s not acceptable. The dialogue has been opened, finally, after all these years. The reason the pendulum swung so far was that women, it’s been bubbling under the surface and this tiny little opening happened, and we all just ran out of that one ripped seam.”

“I think what’s important to remember is that there is also women who abuse their power. This whole movement, I feel, has been bubbling under the surface for years … It’s just the beginning.”

For more, listen to the full podcast.