Matt Damon and ‘Bourne’ Director Launch ‘Green Zone’

By James Bishop
James Bishop
James Bishop
March 14, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Director Paul Greengrass (L) and actor Matt Damon attend a photocall to promote their new movie 'Green Zone' at the Adlon Hotel on March 3 in Berlin, Germany. 'Green Zone' opens today worldwide. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Director Paul Greengrass (L) and actor Matt Damon attend a photocall to promote their new movie 'Green Zone' at the Adlon Hotel on March 3 in Berlin, Germany. 'Green Zone' opens today worldwide. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Matt Damon’s action packed Special Ops film 'Green Zone' opens today to much anticipation for 'Bourne' fans. In collaboration with 'Bourne' director Paul Greengrass, Damon stars in another high powered action movie but this time in the setting of Iraq.

Damon plays the part of Roy Miller who is searching through the tumultuous Iraqi landscape after the arrival of U.S. troops. While Miller is searching for weapons of mass destruction he finds that his source may be invalid.

Greg Kinnear plays a slick Pentagon Special Intelligence operative, Clark Poundstone.Brendan Gleeson plays the part of CIA Baghdad Bureau Chief, Martin Brown, and Amy Ryan plays a foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal investigating the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

While the theme and plot line for the film are controversial, the timing now many years after the start of the war make for a more intellectual debate.

'Green Zone' opens worldwide on today.

James Bishop