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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Are Returning to the ’80s for Nike Sports Drama Set

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The story will be on the company’s quest to have Michael Jordan as its ambassador

long time friend and actor Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Reuniting for a sports drama involving Nike. The two became first co-stars and collaborators good will Hunting, and have subsequently acted and acted in several projects together. Read on to know more about his project.

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Michael Jordan
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in a report by Hollywood Reporter, Affleck and Damon will write and direct an untitled sports film. It will focus on Nike co-founder Phil Knight and marketing executive Sonny Vaccaro, who wanted veteran Michael Jordan as partners in their brand. This happened in the mid-80s, and ended with the iconic Air Jordan. The company and the athlete have been longtime collaborators after that. This brought a major change in athletic brand endorsements, and resulted in Nike becoming a multi-billion dollar corporation.

Reports have it that Affleck will be the director and Damon will star. This marks the first time Affleck will direct Damon. Affleck will play Knight, while Damon will play Vaccaro. The project will have Amazon Studios and Skydance Sports as producers. Actually, the idea of ​​making this film of both of them came from the year 2015. 30 for 30 the documentary is called soul man,

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s love for sports

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
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Both the actors are lifelong sports fans. Damon has appeared in sports dramas such as Invictus, The Legend of Badger Vanceand recently ford vs ferrari, Meanwhile, Affleck has appeared in the 2020 basketball drama the way back, The two are also friends with NFL player Tom Brady.

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