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You can bring the latest collaboration between star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass home this June. Green Zone will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 29. We don't have pricing details as of yet, but you can take a look at the cover art and the special features below. The film stars Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan and Brendan Gleeson.
Academy Award winner Matt Damon and nominee director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum) re-team in this action-packed thriller. Damon stars as Roy Miller, a rogue U.S. Army officer who must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil before war escalates in an unstable region. Also starring Academy Award nominees Greg Kinnear and Amy Ryan, Green Zone is "one hell of a thriller" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times).
After losing close friends and being wounded in a mortar attack during his tour of duty in Iraq, Jerry Della Salla felt that his acting ambitions seemed trivial by comparison. He was also deeply troubled by media portrayals of soldiers as bloodthirsty and wasn't sure he'd be willing to play a military part. Though not an advocate of war, "I do want to communicate the soldier's experience," he told Back Stage in July 2007 ("Theatre of War"). "It's especially important in the entertainment industry, where snap judgments are made. I hope to go back to acting at some point—but not now. I'd rather come in as a military consultant."Time has passed, but Della Salla says his views on that topic have not changed, which explains his initial reluctance to play an American soldier in "Green Zone," an action thriller set in Iraq during the early years of the war. »
Opening tomorrow is the new film from director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93) Green Zone. Starring Matt Damon as a weapons inspector looking for Wmd’s in the early days of the U.S. led Iraqi War, Greengrass has taken his trademark style and applied it to a real story. Trust me, if you enjoyed the last two Bourne movies, I’m extremely confident you’ll like Green Zone.
To help promote the film, I recently got to participate in a small roundtable interview with Greengrass in New York City. During our extended interview he talked to us about almost every aspect of the filmmaking process - from editing to being on set. He literally covered everything. If you’re curious how Green Zone was made, it’s an awesome interview. Hit the jump to check it out:
Below is the complete transcript. Click here »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
British native Paul Greengrass' rewarding career of directing small dramatic productions soon exploded when he helmed the 2002 drama Bloody Sunday. The documentary style he chose for his depiction of Northern Irish anti-internment activists was surprisingly realistic and made a successful transition to the action genre when he stepped in as Doug Liman's replacement to helm The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. The success of those sequels turned the original Bourne film into a franchise and made Greengrass a household name. In between productions he directed the first major film about 9/11, United 93 and his style became both acclaimed and controversial. Greengrass steps away from popcorn entertainment with his new thriller Green Zone which tells the true life story of an American Army officer seraching for Wmd's as well as answers during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Though the film reteams him with Matt Damon, it is not a »
4 items from 2010
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