Director Paul Greengrass and Matty Damon couldn’t wait long enough to team up yet again. They haven’t ruled out working on another Bourne flick, but come January they’ll begin filming an adaptation of the book Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Life Inside Iraq’s Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran.
There’s no word on which role Matty Damon will portray, however, the book is an intimate look at the mistakes of the U.S. provisional authority at the onset of the Iraqi War.
He presents the tenure of presidential viceroy L. Paul Bremer between May 2003 and June 2004 as an all-too-avoidable disaster, in which an occupational administration selected primarily for its loyalty to the Bush administration routinely ignored the reality of local conditions until, as one ex-staffer puts it, “everything blew up in our faces.”
This sounds like it could make for an intense companion piece to Greengrass’s amazing United 93. In all likely hood Damon won’t be kicking ass and taking names, but he stands a good chance of being a bumbling idiotic bureaucrat.