LONDON – It is the internet movie resource everyone loves, full of trivia, goofs, alternate versions, message boards, images, trailers and cross referencing and now it’s going to be one of the movies that it seeks to catalogue: IMDb: the Motion Picture will beginning shooting in June, 2013 and will star Matt Damon, Orlando Bloom and Rachel Weisz.
Director Darren Aronofsky says that the project first interested him as he was finishing Noah.
I read Aaron Sorkin’s script and right off I thought here’s a story of obsession, obsessive fascination with cataloguing everything, and whose birthday it is on any particular day. Of course the challenge is to find a story in this Babel of stories but then… Wait a second, Babel, the tower of Babel? Noah 2 The Tower of Babel. Get Alan on the phone.
Matt Damon said that he was very excited by the prospect of playing the role of ‘Did You Know?’ who falls in love with ‘Now Playing’ played by Rachel Weisz.
It’s every actor’s dream to be completely devoid of emotion and convincing character, and instead to give encyclopaedic information about who was the Key Grip on Krull and all the alternate versions of the Big Wednesday.