Ben Affleck and Matt Damon reunited for a film on the success story of Nike

They will embody the co-founders of the comma brand and their quest to collaborate with Michael Jordan.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are back for a new project, and not least, since the two friends are attacking the sports brand Nike. 25 years later Will Huntingthey will once again embody a mythical duo: Sonny Vaccaro, former executive of the box and main character for Damon and Phil Knight, the co-founder, for Affleck. The story will focus on the comma mark’s journey to get the rising basketball superstar signed to a contract: Michael Jordan. A long-term quest, it takes us back to the 80s with a Vaccaro more determined than ever, meeting Jordan’s former coaches, friends, very close circle and even the basketball player’s mother. This collaboration, which seemed impossible at the time, has become one of the most legendary between a sports brand and an athlete, whose pairs of shoes are still snapped up today. It is not yet announced if the basketball legend will make an appearance in the still untitled film.

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At the origin of this project, we find the documentary Sole Man from 2015, centered around the history of Nike’s frame. The president of Skydance Sports – Jon Weinbach – had notably played an important role in obtaining the rights to Vaccaro’s life.

The Hollywood Reporterwhich reveals the info, specifies that the film will be made for Amazon Studio and Skydance Sports by Ben Affleckwhile Matt Damon, in the lead role, will also be co-writer and producer with him, alongside Mandalay Pictures. Longtime friends, they met again in 2021 in the film by Ridley Scott, The Last Duel, still with Damon in the main role and secondary Affleck, as well as the script duo (which they co-wrote with Nicole Holofcener). Just like for Will HuntingGus Van Sant’s film for which they won an Oscar for best screenplay.

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