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Matt Damon Says Rounders Writers Have an Idea for a Sequel

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In an interview on the Rich Eisen Show Tuesday night, Jason Bourne star and celebrity favorite Matt Damon discussed some of the movies he’d be willing to give a second look for a sequel.

It turns out that Rounders — Damon’s 1998 cult favorite movie with Edward Norton and John Malkovich about a high-stakes poker player trying to make it big on the world stage — is definitely on his reboot radar.

“[Brian] Koppelman and [David] Levien — the two guys who wrote it… they have a really good idea for a Rounders story,” he explained, considering how the world of online poker playing has changed the game’s landscape since the movie first came out.

“This young generation, they start playing when they’re in their adolescence. They’re looking at 10 hands at a time, playing for real money online. By the time they’re 21, they’ve seen millions and millions and millions of hands… It’s now gone into deep game theory. It’s at a whole other level. It’s just a very, very different game,” Damon said, adding that it would be “interesting” to see his and John Malkovich’s characters enter into that new fray.

This actually isn’t the first time a Rounders sequel has been floated: major Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was discussing the potential back in 2013. Now, it looks like Damon is still game to play another hand.

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