Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will be teaming up again to feature drama around the iconic sportswear giant Nike that has founded Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports, and Mandalay Pictures.
Both will star and Affleck will direct the currently untitled film set in the mid-1980s. Damon will play Sonny Vaccaro, a maverick sneakers salesman who leads a new running shoe company called Nike in a long-term effort to recruit the most transformative athlete in sports history to support their product: Michael Jordan.
Affleck will play Nike co-founder Phil Knight in a story that follows how endorsement, which seemed impossible at the time, would become the most significant relationship between an athletic brand and an athlete and launch the billion-dollar global contemporary sneaker industry. .
Jordan himself is a mythical figure who hovers above the film and is never seen. In the film, Sonny tries to contact him by gaining access to people close to him and around him.
Alex Convery wrote the original script originally titled “Air Jordan” and is Blacklisted 2021 for best screenplay yet to be produced.
Affleck and Damon are working on a new script and will be producing.