Washington, Jan 10 : Amy Ryan and Greg Kinnear have signed up to star alongside Matt Damon in the as-yet untitled Iraq war thriller he's starring in.
The Universal Pictures movie, shooting for which has already begun in Spain, has been inspired by Rajiv Chandrasekaran's nonfiction book "Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone."
Though the movie is fictional, director Paul Greengrass and Brian Helgeland have set it in the "Green Zone," a walled and fortified area where U.S. troops stay during the Iraq occupation.
According to Variety, critics of the war state that a reason leaders made so many flawed decisions was because they were separated from the realities of life in war-torn Iraq.
For his part, Damon will be starring as an officer who teams with a senior CIA officer to search for evidence of weapons of mass destruction.
Ryan will play a New York Times foreign correspondent sent to Iraq to investigate the U.S. government's WMD claims while Kinnear takes on the role of another CIA officer.
Antoni Corone has been cast as a colonel.
Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing with Lloyd Levin.