Matt Damon and Ben Affleck became Hollywood superstars after the success of Good Will Hunting. Not only did the longtime friends star in the movie, but they won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay that year. But that was 22 years ago, and despite taking home one of the most prestigious awards Hollywood has to offer, they haven’t written together again. That’s about to change
Not too long ago, we learned Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were finally reteaming as writers for a movie called The Last Duel, a movie they co-wrote with Nicole Holofcener that will be directed by Ridley Scott. With Matt Damon making the publicity rounds for the release of Ford vs Ferrari this weekend, the actor and writer got a chance to explain why it took so long to reteam with his old Boston buddy for this forthcoming project. Read More »
Now that Ben Affleck is free from wearing a cape and cowl as The Dark Knight in the DC Extended Universe, he’s getting back to some down-to-earth drama with The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor.
The Way Back finds Ben Affleck playing a former high school basketball star who is all washed up, his life crippled by alcoholism and going nowhere fast. But when his alma mater is in need of a new basketball coach, he might find a reason to turn his life around. This may sound like a cheesy Disney sports movie, but judging by the first trailer, this clearly isn’t going that route. Watch The Way Back trailer to see for yourself. Read More »
Adam Driver is 35 years old, and he’s already worked with filmmakers like Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Jim Jarmusch, Terry Gilliam, and the Coen Brothers, just to name a few. And very soon, he may add Sir Ridley Scott to his impressive list of collaborators.
Driver is currently in early talks to join the cast of The Last Duel, Scott’s upcoming period piece that has Matt Damon set to star in one of the lead roles. And while Damon was originally said to be facing off against his old pal Ben Affleck in this movie, it now appears that Driver will be taking the role that was seemingly intended for Affleck, while Affleck himself shifts into a supporting role instead. Read More »
Having put his crime-fighting days behind him by vacating the role of Batman, Ben Affleck‘s new big enemy is mother nature. The actor will have to face down a tornado in a Falling to Earth movie adapted from the novel of the same name. The story concerns a man who becomes shunned by his community after being the only local spared the destruction of a deadly tornado.
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Kevin Smith burst onto the filmmaking scene in 1994 with the Sundance-selected indie comedy Clerks. No one knew that this film was just the beginning of what would become the View Askewniverse, an interconnected universe where nearly all of Kevin Smith’s movies (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) would exist, allowing for the kind of references and characters crossovers that are now a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It’s been over a decade since Kevin Smith got to play in his cinematic world, both as a filmmaker and as the second half of the stoner duo known as Jay and Silent Bob. But now he’s returned, both in front of the camera and behind it, with Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. The Kevin Smith many people fell in love with in high school has mostly returned to form with this latest installment of the View Askewniverse. The movie is a satisfying, nostalgic sequel/reboot that delivers more heart than you might expect (and maybe more than it needs), but it can be a bit clumsy in its execution and there are many jokes that fall flat. Most importantly though, it’s the kind of movie Jay and Silent Bob fans were hoping for. Read More »
Over the weekend, Warner Bros. Pictures made some adjustments to their release calendar for the next couple of years. First up, the studio decided to move Denis Villeneuve‘s adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel Dune out of the busy weekend before Thanksgiving. And then they added to the fall of 2021 by setting a date for the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic from Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann. Find out when you can catch both of these movies below. Read More »
Ben Affleck is set to play another bad suburban husband in Deep Water, the feature adaptation of the erotic thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith, author of The Talented Mr. Ripley. Affleck and Blade Runner 2049‘s Ana de Armas are in talks to lead the Deep Water cast as a dissatisfied married couple “whose mind games with each other take a twisted turn when people around them start turning up dead.”
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After taking on Superman and rounding up the Justice League (which made him take on Superman again), Ben Affleck retired from being Batman. But before putting away the cape and cowl, there was a developing movie that would have taken Ben Affleck’s version of The Caped Crusader to one of the most famed places in the character’s comic history: Arkham Asylum. The film would have been directed by Affleck, but it never got off the ground before he decided to leave The Dark Knight behind. Now, cinematographer Robert Richardson has revealed some details on the abandoned Ben Affleck Batman movie. Read More »
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the Boston-bred pals who won an Oscar for writing Good Will Hunting in the late 1990s, have not co-written another script since – at least not one that’s actually gotten made into a movie. But it looks like that may change imminently, because Ridley Scott is now set to direct The Last Duel, a revenge film that’s an adaptation of Eric Jager’s novel. Affleck and Damon co-wrote the movie with Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said, Can You Ever Forgive Me?), and it’s a period piece set in the 1300s France.
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When the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot trailer arrived this past week, longtime Kevin Smith fans were happy to see that the friendship between the filmmaker and Ben Affleck had been rekindled after years of not speaking to each other. Affleck briefly appeared in the trailer as his Chasing Amy character Holden McNeil, and now that the cat is out of the bag, Smith took to Instagram to explain how these two longtime friends finally reunited. Read More »