Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Matt Damon may soon get to play the role of real-life alien expert Bob Lazar, for which he was signed almost four years back.
Earlier, the plan of movie executives at New Line to chronicle the life story and Lazar’s recollections of working at S4, a secret military base located at Papoose Lake in Nevada, into a movie, was foiled.
However, now Curmudgeon Films has taken over the project, and it intends to stick with ‘The Departed’ star.
“Matt Damon would be at the top of our list to play Lazar. I had heard he was interested in it years ago when New Line was going to do the Lazar story,” Contactmusic quoted the project spokesperson as saying.
Kenneth Yakkel is apparently adapting TV interviews Lazar conducted with Las Vegas reporter George Knapp for the film.
The reps added:”2009 marks the 20th anniversary of Lazar’s amazing account of back engineering one of nine alien flying saucers recovered by the U.S. military. Threats on his (Lazar) life forced him to go public with the story. The film is based on his amazing eyewitness accounts of working at S4.” (ANI)