D’you remember last year when Matt (Jason Bourne)Damon had to defend himself from accusations of what is referred to as “cultural appropriation” after doing a press junket for his movie The Great Wall? The accuser here was TV actress Constance Wu, who clearly only knew two things about the movie: that it was set in ancient China and starred white actor Matt Damon. Of course, it had to be racist casting, right? Trouble was, Wu had not read the screenplay and likely had not looked at the trades before jumping to her conclusions. The Chinese influence behind the camera on this movie is significant, and Damon was hired specifically because of worldwide name recognition. With a budget of $135 million on the line, it made sense to put someone like Damon in the lead role in order to guarantee a healthy global return.
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