Actor Matt Damon to play alien expert

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Hollywood star Matt Damon is set to play his dream role of alien expert Bob Lazar in a new biopic about the scientist.

Damon was reportedly onboard to play Lazar four years ago when movie executives at New Line were hoping to turn his life story and his recollections of working at S4, a secret military base located at Papoose Lake in Nevada into a movie, but the film's plans stalled, Femalefirst reported.

Now Curmudgeon Films, the company behind Hollywood star Cameron Diaz's movie 'My Sister's Keeper', has taken over the project. They are reportedly adapting TV interviews Lazar conducted with Las Vegas reporter George Knapp for the movie.

"2009 marks the 20th anniversary of Lazar's amazing account of back engineering one of nine alien flying saucers recovered by the US military," a spokesman for the project said.

"Threats on his (Lazar) life forced him to go public with the story. The film is based on his amazing eyewitness accounts of working at S4.

"Matt Dam on would be at the top of my list to play Lazar. I had heard he was interested in it years ago when New Line was going to do the Lazar story," the spokesman added.

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