I feel like a bad reporter for admitting this, but when I heard Alexander Payne—the director of movies like Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, Nebraska and The Descendants—was making a new film, I just assumed Gizmodo/io9 wouldn’t cover it. I didn’t even look into it. I knew I’d see it, probably love it, and it would…
Matt Damon is supposedly set to star in Alexander Payne's next film, Downsizing. And with that announcement, the long-delayed film is finally getting made. Thank god, because what we know about the project sounds kind of amazingly bonkers.
Alexander Payne is riding another wave of enthusiasm right now, in the wake of strong reviews for his latest movie The Descendants. But that doesn't mean he'll be able to make his long-delayed science fiction movie Downsizing, which he put on hold to make The Descendants.