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Hollywood’s favorite couple ben affleck And Matt Damon Reuniting for a new project.
On Thursday, January 25, it was announced that the pair were preparing for an upcoming crime thriller on Netflix titled. animals, Affleck, 51, will direct, while Damon, 53, is set to star.
written by Connor McIntyre with amendments by billy rayThe story follows the kidnapping of the son of a mayoral candidate and his wife. The couple must find a way to save their child while they are surrounded by political and other enemies.
The film, which was initially presented as animals of los angeles And be a gentleman before settling on tthat animalShooting may begin in Los Angeles in early March hollywood reporter, Affleck and Damon’s production company, Artists Equity, will produce the film. are also producing Brad Weston And Colin Creighton Through MakeReady, the production, sales and distribution company formerly known as Endeavor Content, in partnership with the fifth season.
Affleck and Damon have been best friends and collaborators for decades. The two grew up together in Cambridge, Massachusetts, before coming together to write the screenplay for the 1997 Oscar-winning screenplay. good will HuntingWhere he tried his best before getting the green signal for the film.
“We rented this house on the beach in Venice and 800 people came and stayed with us and drank wine,” Affleck said in 2011. forbes, “Then we ran out of money and had to get an apartment. It was like, everything was exciting. So we lived in Glendale and Eagle Rock and we lived in Hollywood, West Hollywood, the Venice, near the Hollywood Bowl, all over. “We will be kicked out of some places or we will have to upgrade or downgrade, depending on who has the money.”
In the film, Damon played Will Hunting, a boy with genius-level intelligence who wanted to work as a janitor at MIT, while Affleck appeared as well-intentioned best friend Chucky. The film received nine Oscar nominations in 1998, including Best Picture and Best Director. At that time, the film won the Best Supporting Actor Award robin williams and Best Original Screenplay for Affleck and Damon.
The pair have since worked together on several other projects School Ties, The Battle of Shaker height, final duel And field of dreams, In 2001, he launched his HBO series Project Greenlight, an American documentary television series focused on giving first-time filmmakers the chance to direct a feature film.
In 2022, Artists Equity, their artist-led studio that forms entrepreneurial partnerships with filmmakers to empower their creative vision, released its first film, the sports drama AirIn which Affleck starred and directed.
“This friendship has been essential and pivotal and very important in my life,” Affleck told Damon at a joint event in January 2022. Entertainment Weekly Interview. “There were some important times, which are personal and I don’t want to share, but your support was so deeply meaningful to me that I don’t think I would have been able to succeed without you.”