The film about Nike and Sonny Vaccarro, directed by Ben Affleck with Matt Damon, enriches its cast with some very exciting names.
That’s it, Ben Affleck is going to direct a feature film again, years after his last Live by Night and the abandonment of his film Batman. Her horrible experience in the world of Justice Leagueseems to have marked the actor, who today recalls his friend Matt Damon for a more personal film about the pursuit of sportsman Michael Jordan by Nike marketing director Sonny Vaccarroduring the 1980s.
He and his sidekick Phil Knight, billionaire and founder of Nike, did everything to ensure that the immense sportsman signed a historic partnership with the brand in the history of American basketball. In addition to directing, Ben Affleck will star as Phil Knight and wrote the screenplay alongside Matt Damon and Alex Convery. A release is planned on Amazon Prime for a project that continues to intrigue with its cast which has recently been revealed and turns out to be very interesting.
Alongside Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, we will therefore find in front of the camera Jason Bateman, Viola Davis, Chris Tucker and Marlon Wayans. The first will play one of the high places of Nike, Rob Strasser, who was also the boss of Sonny Vaccarro. Viola Davis will play none other than Michael Jordan’s mother.Deloris, who played a major role in the athlete’s decision to sign with Nike.
Christ Tucker will be Howard White, an executive in the basketball branch of Nike. Finally Marlono Wayans will slip into the skin of George Raveling, a close friend of Sonny Vaccarro, but also an acquaintance of Michael Jordan. He will even be the first to advise him to make a partnership with the sports brand, under the impetus of Vaccarro. From drama to comedy, all walks of life are invited to the casting of this new feature film which promises to be exciting.
This beautiful quartet therefore joins Matthew Maher, Chris Messina, Tom Papa and Julius Tennon in the casting of a feature film whose title has still not been revealed. His filming, meanwhile, has already begun in Los Angeles. As a reminder, this will be the first time Ben Affleck will direct his friend Matt Damonwith whom he recently starred in The Last Dueland has already collaborated on the screenplay of Will Hunting.
No release date yet for this sports biopic, however, it will be possible to find Ben Affleck one last time under the Batman mask in The Flashon June 21, 2023, as well as Matt Damon in the next feature film directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimerwhich will be released on July 19, 2023.
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Ben Affleck’s Nike film reveals its (incredible) cast