George Clooney to direct Damon
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 September 2009
George Clooney wants Matt Damon to star in 'Hamdan v Rumsfeld', the movie he is working on about the 'War On Terror'
George Clooney wants to direct Matt Damon in a new movie about the 'War on Terror'.
The actor has singled out friend Matt - whom he previously starred alongside in Middle Eastern drama 'Syriana' - to star in a political film he is developing about Osama Bin Laden's former chauffer, entitled 'Hamdan v Rumsfeld'.
He explained: "It's about the so called 'War On Terror', but set in a courtroom."
The film will follow the plight of the chauffer, who was captured in Afghanistan and shipped to notorious US detention centre Guantanamo Bay, located in Cuba.
Matt will play his lawyer, who eventually managed to take his case as far as the US Supreme Court.
George may be thinking of offering the role to Matt after he was recently heard complaining that his pal gets all the best parts in Hollywood.
Speaking at the New York premiere of his film 'The Informant!', Matt, 38, said: "George just wasn't right for the part, thank God, so I got to play it.
"He gets enough good roles, he doesn't need all the good ones, he's got to leave some for the rest of us!"
George, 48, has roles in three films which are being screened at this week's Toronto Film Festival: 'Up in the Air', 'Fantastic Mr Fox' and 'The Men Who Stare at Goats'.