Back in April, it was announced that longtime friends, writing partners, and co-stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck would once again team up to tell the unique true story of former Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro. today, time limit reports that the currently untitled sports marketing drama will feature big names like Jason Bateman (ozarki), Viola Davis (suicide squad), Chris Tucker (Busy time), Marlon Wayans (respect), and Chris Messina (birds of prey,
In addition to the above names, the upcoming Nike film will also star Matthew Maher (our flag means death), Tom Papa (behind the Candelabra), and Julius Tennon (Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar) Affleck is directing the film and plays Phil Knight, while Damon is set to star as Vaccaro. Production on the film began in Los Angeles on Monday. Project 30 for 30 is inspired by the documentary soul manIn which the story of Vaikoro was told. An early incarnation of the script, then the title air Jordanwas written by blacklist Alum Alex Convery. Affleck and Damon reportedly reworked the script.
The film follows Vaccaro and Nike co-founder Phil Knight in their lengthy efforts to sign rising superstar basketball player Michael Jordan to their shoe company in the mid-eighties. The story will focus on Vaccaro’s relentless quest to sign Jordan, a third-place shoe company at the time, a journey that will lead him to stay with Jordan’s parents, and especially his powerful, dynamic mother, as well as former coaches. , taken to advisers and friends. , According to the report, Jordan will be mentioned in the film, but will not be seen onscreen.
“Television means something different. And once it happened final duel‘I thought, ‘Well, maybe this will be the last theatrical release that I’ll have,'” Affleck explained in an interview late last year. “Because I don’t want to do IP movies where you have this kind of built-in audience. It’s something I was interested in and loved, and I don’t like anymore. I like other people who do it. And if you’re going to do it, you must love it. And I like something different. So, I want to do this. Really, what’s important to me is that people see it. I mean, it’s in a limited theatrical release, and it’s great. I know 90% of people are going to see it on Amazon, and I want them to see it. I want them to see the film. That’s more important to me.”
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