Friday, October 30, 2009

The Matt Helm Movie - 2010?

I was bored and decided to do a websearch on Matt Helm after re-reading Death of a Citizen this past week at work.

According to the Hollywood North Report (dot) Com article of October 19, 2009; Paramount is moving forward with their Matt Helm project. The new director for the project will be Gary Ross (who did "Pleasantville").

This latest version of Matt Helm is suppose to be closer to the original novels in a Jason Bourne-like manner than the 1960s Dean Martin version. Producers for this film will be Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci ("Transformers" and "Star Trek" respectively). Production will take place in the summer of 2010. The screenplay will be by Paul Attanasio.

UPDATE: Further research has come up with a possible lead actor to play the role of the famous secret agent. One Bradley Cooper.

Ref. Hollywood North Report, October 19, 2009. (
Wikipedia-Matt Helm. (
image is of Dean Martin.

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