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Having just worked together on “Invictus,” which will be released later this year, Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon are reteaming for “Hereafter.”
Eastwood will direct the original supernatural thriller by Peter Morgan, with Damon stepping in to the lead role; filming is set to begin this fall.
DreamWorks originally acquired the spec thriller from Morgan, an Oscar nominee for “The Queen” and “Frost/Nixon,” last year, and it quickly piqued Eastwood’s interest.
Deciding to move forward with the project, Eastwood is moving it to his home base at Warners with the blessing of DreamWorks founder Steven Spielberg, who produced Eastwood’s films “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters From Iwo Jima.”
The project will be produced by Eastwood, his producing partner Robert Lorenz and Kathleen Kennedy. Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Morgan and Tim Moore will serve as exec producers.
Kennedy and Marshall’s company will get a production credit along with Eastwood’s Malpaso.
“Invictus,” the South African-set drama in which Damon plays rugby player Francois Pienaar, will be released by Warners on Dec. 11.
Sarah Schechter is overseeing for Warners.
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