Matt Damon is to star in Clint Eastwood’s next film, Human Factor. According to Variety, the film is based on the true story of rugby star Francois Pienaar, who worked with Nelson Mandela to create an event to bring together the racial divide in South Africa. Morgan Freeman has already signed on to play Mandela, having worked under Eastwood’s direction for the brilliant Unforgiven a few years back. Damon is currently shooting the Steven Soderbergh thriller The Informant, and will shoot this early next year. Eastwood’s latest film The Channelling premiered at Cannes to very strong reviews.