Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will tell the story of Sonny Vaccaro, the founder of Nike

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will tell the story of Sonny Vaccaro, the founder of Nike

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon team up to tell the true story of Nike founder Sonny Vaccaro in a film directed by Affleck.

A feature film is coming about the story of the former Nike executive

ben affleck Y Matt Damonthey are friends in life and on the set, and together they work together again to tell the true story of the former executive of the Nike sonny vaccaro in a feature film to be produced by amazon studios Y Sky dance sports.

Ben Affleck will direct, write and co-star in the untitled sports drama, while Matt Damon will star, write and produce. Also Pictures of Mandalaythe company operated by Peter Guber Y Jason Michael BermanI will help produce the project.

Matt Damon will play Sonny Vaccarowhile Ben Affleck will play the role of Nike co-founder Phil Knight. At the center of the story will be the sportswear company’s efforts to sign the basketball superstar. Michael Jordan as a testimony, an impossible feat at the time, but achieved thanks to the maverick sports shoe salesman. the deal was the representation of a springboard for the sports brand also helping the sport.

Michael Jordan will be a mythical figure that hangs over the film

At the heart of the plot will be Sonny Vaccaro’s relentless quest to include Jordan in what was then the third largest shoe company, a journey that led him to contact the champion’s parents, in particular his powerful and dynamic mother, but also former coaches, advisers and friends. Jordan will be a mythical figure that hangs over the film, he will never be seen in the film, even if Vaccaro will try to communicate with her and talk about it by accessing everyone who is close to him currently.

The film is based on the documentary by ESPN from 2015, only mancentered on Sonny Vaccaro and the president of skydance Sports, Jon Weinbachone of the producers of the Michael Jordan series, The last DanceHe was a key player in obtaining the rights to Vaccaro’s life.

This project will represent the first time that Ben Affleck will direct a film

Affleck and Damon are now rewriting the script for the project, which will be the first major movie in David Ellison’s Skydance Sports division. sky dance is known because it already has a deep connection to the world of sports through its investor, red bird capital.

This project will mark the first time that Ben Affleck will direct a film starring his old friend Matt Damon. The two together won an Oscar for writing the screenplay for Will Hunting – Rogue Genius. The couple got back together last year for the last dueldirected by Ridley Scottwith Damon returns to star and Affleck in a supporting role.

Valeria Muratori

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