Movie Bites: Matt Damon honored; 'Conchords' co-creator nabs 'Muppets'

matt-damon-unicef-ball-320.jpgMatt Damon, we salute you.

The "Invictus" star will be honored on ABC during the special "Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cineamatheque Tribute," on a date to be announced, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actual ceremony for the 24th American Cinematheque Award will be taped is March 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Damon won an Oscar for writing "Good Will Hunting" with fellow star Ben Affleck. Other highlights of his career include "The Departed," "The Talented Mr. Ripley," the "Bourne" films and the "Ocean's" films.

This year, he received double Golden Globe nominations for his work in "Invictus" and "The Informant!"

His next films to be released are "Green Zone" and "The Adjustment Bureau."

In other movie news:

 - It's a bizarre pairing that just might work: "Flight of the Conchords" co-creator James Bobin will direct the next Muppets flick, written by "How I Met Your Mother" star Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller. Apparently, Bobin picked this over directing the Judd Apatow comedy titled "Bridesmaids" at Universal. [ Heat Vision blog]

 - Excited for the "Little Fockers" movie? Well, you're going to have to wait longer ... almost till Christmas in fact, says THR. Although the film has wrapped up production and was slated for a summer release, Universal is pushing back the comedy sequel till Dec. 22. Instead, the studio has scheduled the Matt Damon thriller "The Adjustment Bureau" for July 30 ("Fockers'" original date) and kiddie adventure flick "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" for Aug. 31.

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