Eastwood to direct Freeman and Damon

Matt DamonMatt Damon will join Morgan Freeman in the Clint Eastwood-directed film The Human Factor. Set in South Africa, the film tells the story of rugby star Francois Pienaar (Damon), who helped create — along with South Africa’s President Nelson Mandela (Freeman) — an event that gave whites and blacks something to unite over in the aftermath of apartheid. The script is based on John Carlin’s book, The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed the World. Eastwood and Freeman will also produce the film, which is currently in pre-production. Spike Lee has so far had no comment about Eastwood’s latest project, which will feature Africans and African-Americans in leading roles.

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  1. tributegirl • June 5, 2008 @ 3:26 PM

    I imagine Spike will keep quiet on this one.

  2. Nancy • June 5, 2008 @ 5:21 PM

    Yeah, because if he opens his mouth it will just be to put his other foot in it!!

  3. xray • June 5, 2008 @ 9:55 PM

    gee, how sweet and touching. i wonder who’ll be playing the racist role of winnie mandela.

  4. Anonymous • June 6, 2008 @ 1:54 AM

    Nancy will be playing that role. Nancy Mandela hahahahah!!!

  5. david s • June 6, 2008 @ 8:05 AM

    spike to quick to judge – maybe next time he will look at the whole picture

  6. Nancy • June 6, 2008 @ 10:51 AM

    I see xray is still posting under other names, including anonymous…some things just never change! Some children never grow up!

  7. xray • June 6, 2008 @ 11:47 AM

    that isn’t my post, but i agree with it 100%

    if there’s any baby around, it’s surely nancy and her little troupe.

  8. Nancy • June 6, 2008 @ 11:58 AM

    You have lied before (“I was using someone else’ computer..that’s why my name showed up as Anonymous”) so why would anyone believe you now? At least I am NOT a liar and I’m not ‘racist’ either….unlike yourself, who says ignorant things about the body parts of females on here, all the time!

  9. tammy • June 6, 2008 @ 2:34 PM

    well here’s another movie with morgan freeman that clint eastwood is making spike lee…remember million dollar baby? I thougt people were over this whole racism crap…I mean look at Obama..he’s made it..almost..

  10. Poppa John's in Exile • June 6, 2008 @ 6:52 PM

    OBAMA’S MADE IT WHERE EXACTLY?? OBAMA ISN’T GOING ANYWHERE!!!!! ESPECIALLY NOT INTO THE OVAL OFFICE. HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO FOOL MOVIE STARS AND PEOPLE NAIVE ENOUGH TO BELIEVE IN HIS ONE-LINERS ABOUT HOPE AND CHANGE, BUT THE WHOLE COUNTRY ISN’T THAT NAIVE!!!! SADLY ENOUGH, MOST BLACK FOLKS WOULD VOTE FOR OJ OR MIKE TYSON IF THEY WERE RUNNING AGAINST A WHITE MAN!!! BUT DON’T DISPEL THE CLINTON FAITHFUL, THEY WILL BE VOTING FOR McCAIN, AND OBAMA CAN GET BACK TO POLISHING HIS APPLES IN THE SENATE….

  11. xray • June 7, 2008 @ 12:50 AM

    i have not lied before, nancy – how would you know?

  12. xray • June 7, 2008 @ 12:54 AM

    exactly poppa john’s, couldn’t agree with you more. most people that are voting for obama are just voting for a “change” because he’s black. can’t be for any of his policies, because he doesn’t have any. of his chances, even the pundits are saying that his best chance to win rests on him rousing apathetic lazy blacks that don’t usually vote in elections to go out and vote, just because he’s black. it’s hysterical … if the voting public falls for it, then they’re even dumber than the lot that voted for bush!!!

  13. Anonymous • June 7, 2008 @ 7:38 AM

    Who cares what Spike Lee thinks – what was his last project, some direct to DVD piece of crap?

  14. Anonymous • June 7, 2008 @ 7:41 AM

    I wonder if Spike Lee has used as many white actors in his films as Mr. Eastwood has used black actors? Mr. Lee is living in the 60’s. Opportunities exist everywhere for African-Americans today. Just ask Morgan Freeman how many times he’s played roles originally intended for white actors. Spike buddy, knock down the barriers, don’t build them up.

  15. Jo-Anne • June 7, 2008 @ 6:27 PM

    xray….
    love your sailor comment
    this “girl” is all mouth and not much else
    stick around, pretty soon she attacks us all one by one (except her partner, you know possibly, one and the same, tribute girl)

    It’s nice to see other comments on here that have some value though and not just insults, swearing, etc.

  16. Nancy • June 7, 2008 @ 6:29 PM

    Yes, you did lie!! I’ve caught you!! You said, “I used someone else’ computer, that’s why my name showed up as Anonymous”.

    Speaking of ‘KNOWING IT ALL’ xray, how do you know why most people are voting for Obama? And speaking of arrogance xray, why are you calling the voting public ‘dumb’? About MY ‘foul mouth’….people should use the archive on here and see all the foul crap you spit out about women! How you would like to ‘hit that’ and how pregnant women are bigger on the back end than the front, you said. So don’t act like you are so perfect…so what, I swear every now and then…as a woman I say to you SCREW OFF…with my FOUL MOUTH!!! GOOF!

  17. Nancy • June 7, 2008 @ 6:48 PM

    Pot calling the kettle “black” there, Jo-Anne?? Racism, racism!!

  18. tributegirl • June 7, 2008 @ 6:50 PM

    Uh yeah, Jo-Anne, sure we are the same person. Maybe you didn’t notice, but sometimes we don’t agree on a topic, the difference is, we don’t attack each other for having a different opinion, and in fact, neither of us attack anybody else until we’ve been provoked. Then watch out!

  19. Anonymous • June 7, 2008 @ 7:36 PM

    “nancy”
    : i told you, using a work computer as this results in anonymous entries for name. how hard is it for you to understand that?

    the voting public dumb:?/???where’ve you been for the last eight or so years, with all the complaining about religious red state bible thumpers that put bush in the office. or are you one of the intelligentsia that sits around and watches all the fancy toupees on cspan for your news? or do you rely on sophisticated gossip columns like this for all your info? lol

    give me a break.

  20. tributegirl • June 7, 2008 @ 7:40 PM

    Ah, ok, now you are back to your old self.

  21. Jo-Anne • June 8, 2008 @ 12:13 PM

    Thank God, Anonymous, for seeing the truth…you rock

  22. Anonymous • June 9, 2008 @ 9:32 PM

    damn glad to be canadian.

  23. Nancy • June 14, 2008 @ 10:48 PM

    xray: using a work computer does NOT input your name as Anonymous…nice try! But, if you are really using a computer at work, then it would seem that you are ALWAYS ON A BREAK!!! LMAO

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