The favourite duo of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon makes a comeback for another Netflix project. Previously, they were together for the film “Air” released in 2023, and Affleck will once more be directing Damon in their most recent project.
The longtime friends and collaborators are joining forces for Netflix’s upcoming kidnapping crime drama Animals. On Thursday, Netflix announced the details of the upcoming project.
In their most recent collaboration, Affleck, 51, will be in charge of Damon, 53, once more. Billy Ray and Connor McIntyre wrote the screenplay. However, Affleck will only have a supporting role, as opposed to Air.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dani Bernfeld has partnered with the two to co-produce the movie under their Artists Equity label. The story will emphasize a politician and his wife who have to fight against all odds to save their lost son.
The two Boston natives have been closest friends for a long time, and because of this friendship, they have worked together on film multiple times. Their most notable on-screen collaborations include Good Will Hunting (1997), which won an Oscar, and The Last Duel (2021), a drama about Nike that will be broadcast in 2023.
“Ben was always filled with an amazing charm. People are simply learning about it through movies,” Damon said about his buddy in a 1999 interview with The Los Angeles Times.
He shared his views about Ben, “It’s difficult to consider your closest buddy a movie star, but the reality is that he is, depending on how much of the real him he displays. Everyone wants to be around him, that is for sure.”
The two thought about parting ways professionally after Good Will Hunting’s achievement, which gave them their first Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay to each other.
In July 2023, during Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist, Damon made a specific comment regarding the “shorthand” he and Affleck use on set: “What’s great is there’s no diplomacy.”
They have been together for years because they are open to each other. There is no formality between the two of them.