Hollywood's dynamic duo, the Oscar-winning pair of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, is set to reignite their creative partnership in a gripping kidnapping thriller for Netflix. Titled "Animals," the film will see Affleck taking the directorial reins, while Damon will take on the lead role. The script, crafted by Connor McIntyre and Billy Ray, promises an engaging narrative, according to a press release from the streaming giant.
This marks a significant reunion for Damon and Affleck, who first collaborated on the critically acclaimed "Good Will Hunting" in 1997, earning them the coveted Academy Award for best original screenplay. Their collaborative journey continued with notable projects like "Dogma" and "The Last Duel."
Their most recent joint endeavor was "Air," a compelling exploration of the transformative alliance between Michael Jordan and Nike’s basketball division, exclusively available on Prime Video.
"Animals" is set to be a production collaboration between Affleck and Damon’s Artists Equity, Dani Bernfeld, and Brad Weston and Collin Creighton of MakeReady, who developed the project in tandem with Fifth Season. The film's production will be overseen by Artists Equity, with Michael Joe and Kevin Halloran serving as executive producers alongside Fifth Season.
This thrilling kidnapping saga, poised to be an intriguing addition to Netflix's repertoire, demonstrates the enduring creative synergy between Damon and Affleck, promising audiences another cinematic experience to remember.
(With Agency Inputs)