Omaha residents are a bit star struck this week. Actor Matt Damon is in the city filming Alexander Payne’s next movie, “Downsizing”. WOWT 6 News was able to catch up with Damon for a few minutes yesterday and says he is excited to be in the city where Payne hails from.
Damon told them, “He is really proud of this place. I’m really proud to be in one of his movies. He is one of the very best directors to ever live. He has some really strong ties here.”
This week filming is taking place near a duplex at 46th and Douglas Street. Neighbors received a letter from Paramount that there would be filming taking place in the area. Rosalind Scott lives nearby and says it has been interesting watching the property transform. She says they have done a lot of yard work there lately and there have been a lot of trucks setting up ready to film.
There is also a sign in the yard that reads “Yard Sale – Downsizing” and there are a number of items placed in the yard like you would see at a sale. We did learn the duplex is Damon character’s residence and he is downsizing in order to help with overpopulation. Damon will also be doing some of the filming at Payne’s former high school, Creighton Prep. The movie also stars Reece Witherspoon, Jason Sudeikis, Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Baldwin. No sightings of them as of yet.