Based on The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winning duo Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have discovered their subsequent mission collectively within the type of a model new biographical drama concerning the lifetime of Nike’s long-time government Sony Vaccarro. Affleck has signed on to direct the untitled sports activities advertising drama, tailored from a screenplay he'll co-write with Damon.
Affleck and Damon’s first collaboration was the 1997 movie Good Will Looking, which earned them their first Academy Award for Greatest Authentic Screenplay. Final 12 months, they as soon as once more reunited in Ridley Scott’s The Final Duel, which in addition they co-wrote and co-starred in.
The untitled mission might be led by Affleck and Damon, as they painting the respective roles of Nike co-founder Phil Knight and Vaccarro. The story will heart across the in style shoe firm’s game-changing sneaker cope with then-rising NBA star Michael Jordan, which helped carry the model to its international standing as we speak.
It would chronicle Vaccarro’s relentless quest to signal Jordan which included assembly the basketball icon’s dad and mom, former coaches, advisors, and associates. “Jordan might be a mythic determine hovering above the film and by no means seen, at the same time as Vaccarro tries to achieve him by having access to these near him and round him.”
The Nike government story was first featured within the 2015 ESPN 30 for 30 documentary titled Sole Man, which may even be used as a foundation for the movie. The mentioned documentary was co-directed by Jon Weinbach, who was integral drive in buying Vaccaro’s life rights.
The mission might be produced by Affleck and Damon together with Mandalay Footage’ Peter Guber and Jason Michael Berman. Guber and Weinbach beforehand labored collectively as producers on the acclaimed Michael Jordan docuseries The Final Dance. It's a manufacturing by Amazon Studios and Skydance Sports activities.