Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to star in Nike/Michael Jordan drama for Amazon; Affleck directing


The Oscar-winning duo of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon continue to make magic together on and off screen. After their last appearance together in Ridley Scott The last duel, longtime friends and collaborators reunite for an exciting new package in the works at Amazon. As first reported by Deadline, the filmmaking duo will star in a new drama surrounding Nike’s major multi-billion dollar partnership with NBA icon Michael Jordan.

Ben Affleck has already signed on to direct the currently untitled film. According to the initial report, Affleck and Damon will play Phil Knight and Sonny Vaccaro, the two driving forces behind Nike at the start of the company. The story will follow their relentless pursuit of signing Jordan into the shoe business in the mid-80s, an endorsement that forever rocked the sportswear landscape.

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wild things Scribe Alex Convery penned the film’s original script before handing it over to Skydance Sports chairman Jon Weinbach. After securing the rights to adapt Vaccarro’s life, Weinbach took the script to Affleck and Damon, who are currently overseeing the rewrites. Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports and Mandalay Pictures will collaborate on the production and distribution of the feature film.

Affleck recently turned heads alongside Tye Sheridan in George Clooney The tender bar. Additionally, the actor is touting his recent memorable appearances in movies like Zack Snyder’s Justice League and deep waters. Next, Affleck will reprise his role as Batman in Andy Muschietti the flash. Meanwhile, Matt Damon’s recent credits include a shocking turn in crime drama Still water. Next, the award-winning all-rounder will return to the MCU as an Asgardian actor playing Loki in Taika Waititi. Thor: Love and Thunder as well as appearing in the stacked ensemble cast of Oppenheimer.

What do you think? Are you excited to see Affleck and Damon reunite on the big screen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


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