Matt Damon Makes Mega Transformation for ‘Stillwater’ Film: See the First Look

by Halle Ames
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Matt Damon stuns fans with a new transformation for his upcoming film Stillwater, which premieres in late July. Take a first look here.

Damon is a 50-year-old, clean-cut Massachusetts native. But in his most recent film, the actor now rocks a long goatee, little gut, large arm tattoo, as well as a thick southern accent. 

‘Stillwater’ First Look

Fans are stunned by Matt Damon’s new transformation, as the trailer for Stillwater was released today. All we have to say is pass the popcorn because it looks like it’s going to be a good one!

The notable actor spoke to the Today show this morning, where he touches on the highly anticipated movie. Today host Hoda Kotb notes that the film is loosely based around the Amanda Knox story. Knox is an American exchange student who spent four years in an Italian prison in 2007 after being convicted for killing her British roommate. In 2015 the Italian Supreme Court acquitted her of the charges. 

Matt Damon explains that he portrays a Stillwater, Oklahoma “roughneck” that works on an oil rig when his daughter, played by Abigail Breslin, is wrongfully convicted of murdering her partner in France. 

Tom McCarthy is the mastermind who directed Stillwater. He teamed up with Marcus Hinchey, Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré to create the script for the film. 

Some of Tom McCarthey’s best-known works are The Visitor and Spotlight. It also earned him an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. 

To further get into character for the movie, Matt Damon and Tom McCarthy packed their bags and headed south to the Sooner State. 

“Matt and I started going [to Oklahoma] early on to get a taste of the place and the people and spending time with roughnecks, in particular,” McCarthy recalls. “They really opened up their lives to us, and their worlds and their families. They were incredibly instrumental in helping us shape the story.” 

Social Media Reacts to Matt Damon’s New Look

Fans have taken to social media to comment on Matt Damon’s dramatic transformation, with many saying he looks a lot like his The Departed co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio. Some also note that the movie looks similar to Liam Neeson’s hit trilogy, Taken. 

Stillwater comes out on July 30th in the United States. The film also looks to be another win for Matt Damon. The actor has starred in various movies throughout his career but first garnered recognition for starring in Good Will Hunting.

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