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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Reunite for Amazon's Nike Drama

Ben Affleck Matt Damon Reunite For Nike Movie

Ben Affleck is set to direct the upcoming Nike drama for Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports and Mandalay Pictures. Matt Damon also signed on to star in the lead role. Damon and Affleck recently starred together in Ridley Scott's "The Last Duel".

The film tells the true story of how Sonny Vaccaro (Damon), a maverick sneaker salesman, led a fledgling running shoe company called Nike in its pursuit of the most transformative athlete in the history of sports: Michael Jordan. Affleck will also star as Nike co-founder Phil Knight.

The original script was written by Alex Convery, and in 2021 was named to the Black List of the best unproduced screenplays. Mandalay brought it to Skydance Sports president Jon Weinbach, who then secured Vaccarro’s life rights. Affleck and Damon will do a rewrite. The pair previously worked together on the script of Gus Van Sant's "Good Will Hunting" which earned them an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1998.

Affleck can next be seen as Batman in the upcoming DC movie "The Flash". He is also set to star in Robert Rodriguez's thriller "Hypnotic".

Damon will appear in the Marvel movie "Thor: Love and Thunder", and also joined the cast of Christopher Nolan's epic biopic "Oppenheimer".







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