UPDATE: Image removed at the request of the producers.
Add Matt Damon’s name to the list of actors that are having a bang-up year. First was Behind The Candelabra, which garnered pretty positive reviews and made yet another argument for TV beginning to outstrip movies. Next up is Elysium, which I think mostly everyone is excited about. Now, we have the first image of Damon from Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem.
The Zero Theorem features Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a genius living in a dystopian world run by a strange Big Brother type called Management – that’s Damon, by the way. Qohen’s work exists around the Zero Theorem, a formula to determine whether life has any meaning. Qohen just wants to get his work done, but he’s constantly being interrupted by external forces, including a sexy woman and Bob, the son of management.
The Zero Theorem has quite a cast, including David Thewlis, Ben Whishaw and Tilda Swinton. I actually had no idea that Damon was even starring in this one. While his role as Management will likely not amount to more than a cameo, he’s part of one of the most intriguing films that’s likely to hit theatres next Fall.
The image of Damon is in itself intriguing, not least because it gives us a little bit of insight into the look of The Zero Theorem. Most of Terry Gilliam’s films have a certain crazed cartoon look about them and this is no exception, with Damon in zebra print and white hair. I think we might be dealing with a Brazil redux here.
The film’s currently in post-production, which where Gilliam is concerned can sometimes take years. This is his first film in four years, since 2009’s The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus. Right, though, The Zero Theorem is likely to come to theatres in the US sometime before the end of 2013.