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Matt Damon Circling Marco Polo Role

Matt Damon Variety says Matt Damon is negotiating to star as Marco Polo in a film following the explorer's travels through China.

The script, aptly titled "Marco Polo," is being written by William Monahan. Monahan is carving a nice little niche for himself with historical flicks, including "Kingdom of Heaven" (opening this week) and "Tripoli" (tentatively slated for a 2007 release).

A director is not yet attached to "Marco Polo." Rumors will inevitably swirl around Ridley Scott because of his links to Monahan -- Scott helmed "Kingdom of Heaven" and he's been linked to "Tripoli" -- but really, how many historical epics is Scott going to take on? -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on May 3, 2005 11:15 AM
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