Matt Damon has inked a deal to star in Showtime’s dark corporate comedy House of Lies, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed. Mostly appearing in film, Damon will appear in an upcoming episode of Showtime’s hit series second season, playing himself.Showtime entertainment chief, David Nevins, made the official announcement.
Damon’s guest role places him opposite the show’s resident cast of Kristen Bell (Hit & Run) and Don Cheadle (Crash) who will help the star launch a charitable organization. While Damon’s heart is in the right place, his good will also contains an underlying desire to compete with George Clooney. The ‘Promised Land’ star’s cameo appearance reunites him once again with Cheadle, his Ocean’s Eleven co-star. ‘House of Lies’ will also welcome guest star’s Lisa Edelstein and Adam Brody this season.
Damon is best known for his recent work in ‘Elysium’, ‘We Bought a Zoo’, ‘Happy Feet Two’, ‘Margaret’, ‘Contagion’, ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ and ‘True Grit’. The actor was also part of a guest arc on the comedy series ‘30 Rock’ as the character Carol. At the moment the ‘Good Willing Hunting’ star is currently working on new projects that include ‘The Monuments Men’ and ‘The Zero Theorem’. This coming summer, Damon will also show up in the HBO special ‘Behind the Candelabra’.
Tell us what you think ‘House of Lies’ fans? Are you excited about Damon’s upcoming stint?