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Sideways Director Alexander Payne May Make A Movie About A 4-Time Lottery Winner

With films like Sideways, The Descendants, and Nebraska, director Alexander Payne has proven himself a master at deftly balancing comedy and drama in his chosen projects. Now, if all goes according to plan, it looks like he has found yet another vehicle to allow him to do what he does best. Show More Summary

Alexander Payne Finds 'Septillion to One' Odds in Romantic Comedy

The next film from Alexander Payne will be Downsizing, a comedy starring Matt Damon that will be a social satire which follows a man (Damon) who realizes his life would be much better if he were to shrink himself. The film will alsoShow More Summary

Alexander Payne Considers Betting On ‘Septillion to One’

5 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Alexander Payne is still working on getting the pieces together for Downsizing, but he may already have his eye on another new project. He’s reportedly circling Septillion to One, based on the true story of four-time(!) lottery winner Joan Ginther. Show More Summary

Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris & More Also Joining 'Downsizing'

Following news that Reese Witherspoon was going to reteam with her Election director Alexander Payne for the satire Downsizing, starring Matt Damon, a trio of new actors have been added to the film. THR reports that Alec Baldwin, Neil...Show More Summary

Annapurna Steps Up For Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing'; What A Cast!

EXCLUSIVE: Annapurna Pictures has stepped up to finance and produce the Alexander Payne-directed Downsizing, a film which will go into production in early 2016. It will start production with a killer cast. In addition to Matt Damon and...Show More Summary

Reese Witherspoon Reuniting With Alexander Payne for ‘Downsizing’

8 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Are tiny people the next big Hollywood trend? Tuesday brought us the first trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man, and now we have an update on the other upcoming movie about an incredible shrinking man. Alexander Payne‘s Downsizing has just found a female lead in Reese Witherspoon, who starred in Payne’s Election 16 years ago. Show More Summary

Reese Witherspoon Reunites With ‘Election’ Director Alexander Payne for ‘Downsizing’

More than 15 years ago, Reese Witherspoon gave her first really impressive performance as an ambitious, overachieving high school student in the indie comedy Election. She’d shown talent before then, but this was the moment we knew she would grow as an actress as she aged further into adulthood (she was 22 at the time, playing a teenager). Show More Summary

Newswire: Reese Witherspoon will join Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing

Deadline reports that Reese Witherspoon is joining Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, a “large canvas, science-fiction social satire” about a couple who find an unusual way to deal with overwhelming financial pressures. Witherspoon’s return to the project reunites her with Payne, who directed her in Election. Show More Summary

Reese Witherspoon Boards Incredible Shrinking Satire Downsizing

8 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Re-teaming with Election director Alexander Payne opposite Matt Damon The post Reese Witherspoon Boards Incredible Shrinking Satire Downsizing appeared first on

Reese Witherspoon Reunites with Alexander Payne for 'Downsizing'

After delivering a performance that should likely land a Best Actress nomination for Wild (#1 on my Top 10 Films of 2014) when the Academy Award nominees are announced next week, Reese Witherspoon is heading in a much different direction, but with a director with which she's very familiar. Show More Summary

Reese Witherspoon ‘Downsizing’ With Matt Damon, Alexander Payne

EXCLUSIVE: Wild star Reese Witherspoon will star with Matt Damon in Downsizing, the next film from Alexander Payne. The pic is set at 2oth Century Fox and was scripted by Payne with Jim Taylor, with whom Payne shared the Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Sideways. Show More Summary

Honey, I Shrunk Matt Damon, Directed By Alexander Payne

After years of waiting, writer/director Alexander Payne is finally getting ready to make his bizarre social satire film Downsizing, and he has gotten one of the greatest leading men around to go on the filmmaking adventure with him. Sources...Show More Summary

TV Ads: Where Smart, Funny Women Play Dumb

10 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Exhibit A: This Sprint commercial featuring Judy Greer, who blew minds as the diabolical Kitty Sanchez on Arrested Development before blowing minds in another way playing a straight role in Alexander Payne's The Descendants. ExhibitShow More Summary

Let’s just go ahead and predict that Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ will be Matt Damon’s Oscar role

Matt Damon has worked with your basic laundry list of first-tier auteurs — Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Steven Soderbergh, the Coen brothers. But there’s one highly-regarded director he hasn’t collaborated with: Alexander Payne. That’s about the change now that Damon has been cast in “Downsizing.” Damon may already seem to have it all, but the […]

Is Alexander Payne Finally Making His Science Fiction Satire?

10 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Matt Damon is supposedly set to star in Alexander Payne's next film, Downsizing. And with that announcement, the long-delayed film is finally getting made. Thank god, because what we know about the project sounds kind of amazingly bonkers. Read more...

Matt Damon to star in Alexander Payne's 'Downsizing'

Matt Damon's next role will see him shrink down to size. The Oscar winner will star in "Downsizing," a movie directed by Alexander Payne, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Channing Tatum Opens Up About Drugs, the Mean Girls Cast Reunites + More in Today’s Last Lap

Minnie Driver joins Peter Pan Live!, Mark Wahlberg is a gambling man in new movie trailer, Matt Damon and Alexander Payne team up for new project, and more in Last Lap.

Matt Damon Cast in Alexander Payne’s Geopolitical Thriller ‘Downsizing’

Alexander Payne’s Downsizing has been in development since 2004, but because of technological issues and scale, he hasn’t been able… Read More

Be Excited: Matt Damon and Alexander Payne Are Making a Movie Together

Deadline reports that Matt Damon will star in Alexander Payne’s next movie. Payne, who will direct, co-wrote the script with Sideways and About Schmidt collaborator Jim Taylor. Entitled Downsizing, it’s described as “A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to... More »

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