Matt Damon’s Publicity Tour Has Soured. How Will That Impact ‘Stillwater’ and ‘The Last Duel’?

Matt Damon’s Publicity Tour Has Soured. How Will That Impact ‘Stillwater’ and ‘The Last Duel’?
This weekend, Matt Damon opened Tom McCarthy’s drama “Stillwater” to a respectable $5 million on 2,531 screens. For the amount of attention that’s currently being paid to the film, it might as well have been released in a church basement. Damon, however, is now a human lightning rod in the face of his own father-daughter drama thanks to a recent revealing interview with The Times of London.

When Damon admitted that one of his daughters recently schooled him on not using the epithet “f****t,” the social media backlash was fierce. The Times story went viral because it revealed something many of us already knew from Damon’s faceoff with producer Effie Brown on “Project Greenlight”: the Boston native is often unconscious of his own biases.

On August 2, Damon’s PR reps responded with a statement from the actor (which they provided to IndieWire).

During a recent interview, I
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