Matt Damon says Rounders writers have sequel idea
Matt Damon might step up to the poker table and play another hand.
The star of the 1998 poker drama Rounders was asked on The Rich Eisen Show if he had discussed a sequel. Damon said the original film’s writers, Brian Koppelman and David Levien, are sitting on a good hand and story.
“[Rounders 2] would be an interesting thing because of what’s happened to poker. Now, with the online, this young generation, they start playing when they’re in their adolescence,” Damon told Eisen. “By the time they’re 21, they’ve seen millions and million and millions of hands. … It’s just a very, very different game.
And [it’d be] interesting to see the character from my generation or [John] Malkovich’s character’s generation — us to come into that new world, would be really cool,” Damon continued.
Damon played Mike McDermott, a law student who pined for a spot at the World Series of Poker. After losing a big hand to Malkovich’s old-school mobster character, Mike must fight back to recoup all the debt he and his buddy Worm (Edward Norton) racked up.
Watch Damon’s interview above.