Ben Affleck and Matt Damon team up to produce a biopic starring Jennifer Lopez
Ben Affleck he’s teaming up with his old friend Matt Damon for his next big film project, which will feature his new wife.
Affleck and producing partner Matt Damon recently spoke about an upcoming biopic the couple is developing and confirmed that Jennifer Lopez will star, via Entertainment Tonight.
The duo recently sat down for an interview with CBS News, while promoting their upcoming film Air, which tells the story of Nike visionary Sonny Vaccaro and his efforts to make a groundbreaking promotional deal with a young Michael Jordan.
According to Deadline, Lopez will star in the biopic, titled Unstoppable, opposite Jharrel Jerome, who will play the real-life wrestler the film is about.
When Affleck was asked about the reports that Lopez had been cast to star in the project, Affleck was coy at first, saying, “We always hire the best artists. And in this case, I can say that every single person that has been chosen so far I think is the absolute best choice.”
When pressed again, Affleck confirmed, “Yeah, I think Jennifer Lopez might be doing that movie.”
He added: “I can’t make it sound like he’s doing it as a favor to me, but he’s actually doing it.” He also expressed her excitement about working with her on a project now that they are married.
“What fun, what a joy to be able to do something with her, to see her be great, to go to work with your wife, to go to work with your best friend,” she said.
“Because ultimately, your work becomes the lion’s share of what defines your life, in terms of the time you spend. And if you don’t like who you’re working with, and if you’re having difficulties or problems at work, I think that’s one of the things that can really cause people depression, anxiety and pain.”
He concluded: “And conversely, [si] you love people at work, you probably have a pretty good life, you know?