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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon Group for True Life Story of Nike Sneaker Man Sonny Vaccaro – The Hollywood Reporter


Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are reuniting as soon as once more, this time for the true-life story of former Nike government Sonny Vaccarro in a characteristic venture that can hail from Amazon Studios and Skydance Sports activities, who're within the means of finalizing their deal.

Affleck will direct, write, co-star and produce the untitled sports activities advertising and marketing drama whereas Damon will star and likewise write and produce. Mandalay Photos, the banner run by Peter Guber and Jason Michael Berman, will produce as effectively.

Damon will painting Vaccarro whereas Affleck performs Nike co-founder Phil Knight in a narrative round Nike’s longshot effort to signal rising famous person basketball participant Michael Jordan to its shoe firm within the mid-eighties, an endorsement that appeared not possible on the time however due to the maverick sneaker salesman, would turn out to be essentially the most vital relationship between an athletic model and an athlete. The deal launched the worldwide, multi-billion-dollar modern sneaker business and likewise helped the game do the identical.

The story will give attention to Vaccarro’s relentless quest to signal Jordan to what was then the third place shoe firm, a journey that took him to Jordan’s dad and mom, and particularly his highly effective, dynamic mom, in addition to to former coaches, advisors, and buddies. Jordan shall be a mythic determine hovering above the film and by no means seen, at the same time as Vaccarro tries to succeed in him by having access to these near him and round him.

Key within the proceedings is the 2015 ESPN 30 for 30 documentary titled Sole Man that centered on Vaccaro and his story. Skydance Sports activities president Jon Weinbach, who served alongside Mandalay chairman Guber as one of many producers of the Emmy-winning Jordan collection The Final Dance, was integral in acquiring Vaccaro’s life rights.

Weinbach labored with the basketball business veteran when he co-directed Sole Man with now Skydance Sports activities senior vp Dan Marks. Mandalay first picked up the unique screenplay, purchased in by vp Jordan Moldo, titled Air Jordan and penned by Alex Convery after which introduced the venture to Weinbach at Skydance Sports activities.

Affleck and Damon at the moment are transforming the script for the venture, which would be the first main characteristic from David Ellison’s newly-minted Skydance Sports activities division. Skydance already has a tie to the sports activities world by way of its investor, RedBird Capital.

The venture will mark the primary time Affleck will direct a characteristic starring his long-time pal, Damon. The 2 famously gained an Oscar for writing the script for Good Will Searching, which starred Damon and had Affleck in a supporting function and was directed by Gus van Sant. The pair additionally reunited final yr for The Final Duel, directed by Ridley Scott, with Damon once more starring and Affleck in a supporting function.

Convery is a Black Record common, together with his script Bag Man touchdown within the 2018 listing and his Stan Lee biopic Excelsior! featured on the 2020 listing. He's repped by UTA and Grandview.

Affleck and Damon are repped by WME.



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