PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- How does Matt Damon make reciting the Declaration of Independence exciting?

"You just read it," says the actor-writer-produce r.

"The Bourne Ultimatum" star recites the declaration in "The People Speak," an upcoming History Channel movie co-executive produced by Damon and based on Howard Zinn's book, "A People's History of the United States."

Joining Damon in reading letters, speeches and text from famous and not-so famous Americans are such stars as Josh Brolin, Viggo Mortensen, Morgan Freeman and Marisa Tomei.