The New York Post reported on October 8, Oscar winners, best friends, and Boston-area-born boys Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will reunite on the big screen for a new film based on, the Yankees, of all things. The film, titled The Trade, follows the true story of two Yankee pitchers from the 1970s who swapped spouses. While the irony of two die-hard Sox fans taking helm of a story that already raises eyebrows could potentially lead to explosive results, Affleck insists via MTV News:
“It’s a pre-Steinbrenner Yankees, so it’s a different club.” but quickly adds “As an institution, disdain. Contempt.”
Though the pair first caught Hollywood’s eye as the Academy Award winning pair who brought us Good Will Hunting, short of a few cameo appearances, the two have not worked together on a film for over nine years. Affleck is currently in the process of rewriting the script with his brother Casey. Both Ben and Matt will be involved either in starring roles or behind the camera. Ben Affleck’s most recent movie, The Town, has proven to also be his most successful turn as a director to date.
Coincidently, Damon turned the big 4-0 the same day the Post broke the news. Damon also recently broke headlines when it was announced that he and his wife of 5 years are expecting their third child together, a daughter. No due date has been released. The Cambridge born star will be back on the big screen later this month when he stars in the film Hereafter. The film is currently in limited release and will open nationwide on October 22nd.