“House of Lies” has been generating fresh buzz since star Don Cheadle took home the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. Now the Showtime series is getting an A-list guest star. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Matt Damon is set to appear in an upcoming episode of the show.
The site reports that the actor will play himself as he sets out to develop a charity in order to compete with George Clooney.
Based on the book “House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time,” by Martin Kihn, the series centers on a group of ruthless management consultants (Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Josh Lawson and Ben Swartz).
Lisa Edelstein and Adam Brody are also scheduled to appear on the dramedy.
Damon’s guest spot will reunite him with Cheadle, with whom he starred in all three “Ocean’s Eleven” films. The two also serve as narrators for the upcoming eight-part Showtime climate change documentary, “Years of Living Dangerously.”
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Damon's “House of Lies” guest spot marks one of several high-profile small screen appearances for the 42-year-old.
He appeared as a straight member of a gay men’s chorus on “Will and Grace” in 2002 and as a moody version of himself who’s obsessed with humanitarian work in a 2009 episode of “Entourage.”
The actor will soon be seen in the HBO miniseries “Behind the Candelabra,” a film about the tumultuous relationship between Liberace (Michael Douglas) and his younger lover Scott Thorson (Damon).
The Oscar-winner can currently be seen in the drama “Promised Land,” a film he co-wrote with actor John Krasinski.
Directed by Gus Van Sant, the drama tells the story of a corporate salesman (Damon) who sets out to obtain drilling rights from a small town in economic turmoil. But what was supposed to be an easy task turns into a personal entanglement.
Later this year, he’ll star in the futuristic action flick “Elysium” and Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem,” opposite Christoph Waltz and Tilda Swinton. He’ll also appear in the Nazi-era “The Monuments Men.” Directed and starring George Clooney, the drama also stars Daniel Craig, Cate Blanchett and Bill Murray.
Damon has been in talks to star in best friend and longtime collaborator Ben Affleck’s film “Whitey.” The crime drama, based on the life of Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, has yet to get off the groun, and no production dates have been announced.