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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to Team Up Again For Sonny Vaccaro Film

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will be reuniting once again. This time, they’re teaming up to make a film about the true story of former Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro, which will be distributed by Amazon Studios and Skydance Sports. The studios are reportedly finalizing a deal.

Affleck would be directing, writing, and co-starring in the film with Damon, who will be playing Vaccaro. The Bourne Identity actor will also co-write the film with Affleck and act as a producer. Affleck will be playing Phil Knight, and the plot of the movie will center around Nike’s effort to sign Michael Jordan to the company around the mid-80s, with Vaccaro on a “relentless quest” to ink the player to an endorsement deal.

It’s reported that Jordan will not be seen in the movie, but be perceived as a mythic figure, hovering around the movie, and the film will instead follow Nike, specifically Vaccaro. The movie will mark the first time a production is co-distributed by Skydance’s new division, Skydance Sports, after they recently opened Skydance Animation last year, with the release of the short film Luck on Apple TV+.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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