Date: 20th April 2022
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are re-teaming on a new feature film, which will centre on the sports marketing executive who relentlessly pursued basketball legend Michael Jordan in the mid-1980s.
Amazon and Skydance will produce the true story drama about the marketing deal that turned both Nike and MJ into cultural icons.
The as-yet-unnamed film will star Damon as Nike exec Sonny Vaccaro and Affleck as Nike founder Phil Knight, plus Affleck, who is certainly no stranger to the director's chair at this point, will also direct the film.
The film will follow Vaccaro’s conquest and introduce audiences to Jordan’s parents, in particular his powerful and dynamic mother, as well as former coaches, advisors, friends and those close to Jordan. The collaboration marks the first time Affleck will direct Damon. Both men will do a pass on Alex Convery’s original script, which appeared on the 2021 Black List.
Affleck just appeared in the Hulu viral sensation "Deep Water", and is reported to appear in the upcoming DC Films project "The Flash" as Batman. Damon will next appear as one of many notable actors in Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" from Universal Pictures. Both Affleck and Damon are producers on the biblical film "Apostle Paul" starring Hugh Jackman.
Source: Press Release