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The Martian star Matt Damon is all set to star in a new movie, titled Downsizing, which begins filming this month. It is confirmed that Matt Damon has joined cast of Downsizing movie and will be shooting the movie with comedians Jason Sudekis and Kristen Wiig.

This officially makes Downsizing the confirmed Matt Damon movie of 2017. News of Matt Damon being a part of the movie came when the actor was spotted in Palmdale, California, where the movie is currently being shot. Matt Damon smiled for the cameras while leaving his trailer park and heading towards the location of the sets of Downsizing. While not much has been revealed about his role in the movie, here are five interesting facts about the Downsizing movie, Matt Damon’s new project.

5 Interesting Facts about “Downsizing” Movie

What’s Downsizing about?

Downsizing is a social-satire with a bit of science-fiction added. It’s basically a movie revolving around the life of a married guy (Matt Damon) who asks his wife to start shrinking their possessions and living a better life. What makes Downsizing hilariously interesting is to see what the lead character does when his wife steps out of this “plan” right after her husband has shrunk himself.

It’s the Seventh Film by Alexander Payne

Downsizing will mark the seventh movie from the acclaimed director Alexander Payne. Alexander Payne is an award-wining director who’s been nominated twice for an Academy Award for Best Director. He’s also a two-time Oscar winner in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay for Sideways (2004) and The Descendants (2011). Payne had begun working on the Downsizing script during his seven-year hiatus between 2004 and 2011.

Exit of Reese Witherspoon

Initially, actor Paul Giamatti was cast for the lead role, and the role of his wife was going to be played by Reese Witherspoon. As the movie developed, Paul Giamatti was dropped from the cast but Reese Witherspoon was still confirmed to star opposite the new guy, Matt Damon. Sadly, Reese had to walk out from the project as the making of Downsizing got delayed and the dates created scheduling conflicts for her other movies.

Enter Kristen Wiig

Comedian and well-known SNL actress Kristen Wiig replaced Reese Witherspoon and was confirmed to star in Downsizing opposite Matt Damon. As the movie’s director Alexander Payne is known for making movies with dark humor and satire, it will definitely be a treat to watch Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig bring the chaos on screen.

Also Stars Jason Sudekis and Christoph Waltz

Apart from Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig, the movie stars another former SNL regular, Jason Sudekis. The movie will also star comedic actors Alec Baldwin and Neil Patrick Harris, and will also include actors Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau.

Jason Sudekis

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But, Downsizing is still under wraps and the film is scheduled to be released around Christmas, 2017, by Paramount Pictures. We know everyone wants to see Matt Damon shine on the big screen, and you will surely not miss his upcoming 2016 movie. After seven years, Matt Damon returns as the rouge spy Jason Bourne in the most anticipated action thriller of the year, Jason Bourne, which will be released on July 29. Check out Matt Damon in the new Jason Bourne trailer below.