Giamatti and Payne had prior to now labored in combination at the Academy Award-winning 2004 movie “Sideways,” by which Giamatti performed a lovelorn wine professional. The actor and director have not too long ago re-teamed for the acclaimed unused movie “The Holdovers.” It sort of feels that Payne additionally sought after to forged Giamatti because the govern in “Downsizing” however, because the caprices of Hollywood would have it, he wasn’t a fat plenty “star” to Paramount’s liking. When the Empire Novel interviewer requested about Giamatti’s casting, Payne showed that the function was once written with the actor in thoughts. Giamatti famous that he and Payne mentioned the challenge era they have been running on “Sideways.”
“It was hard, eight years ago, to get a huge budget with Paul Giamatti as the lead. That’s different now, but at the time it was purely a financial decision. Not to take anything away from Matt Damon. He’s a wonderful actor.”
Damon had opened outsize Hollywood blockbusters within the hour, and he gave the look to be the extra in-demand actor between himself and Giamatti. Naturally, Paramount — as risk-averse as any studio — most well-liked the Oscar-winning “big star” over the still-celebrated Giamatti. Fortunately, the actor was once infrequently sour about being handed over for Matt Damon, jokingly pronouncing: “He’s the go-to guy if you can’t get me, by the way.”
Each Damon and Giamatti have remained prolific and finest all of the era. They generally tend to play games dramatically other sorts of roles, however they’re each succesful plenty to breaking in for one every other in a pinch. Transpose them between any two respective roles, and imagine.