Matt Damon and Ben Affleck To Reunite For A New Crime Thriller

Hollywood actors, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are set to reunite for their next big screen project. The duo plans to team up again for their new film, RIP, a crime thriller.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, the celebrated actors and long-time friends will collaborate with Smokin’ Aces (2006) filmmaker, Joe Carnahan to write and direct the film. Damon and Affleck are speculated to produce this film via their production house, ‘Artists Equity.’ Their production house recently made a deal with the streaming platform, Lionsgate Play, for distribution of historical drama, Small Things Like These, starring Cillian Murphy.

Joe Carnahan is renowned for his gripping films and intense storytelling. Notable works include Narc, praised for its gritty realism, earning a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize in 2002. Smokin’ Aces (2006) showcased his flair for action, while The Grey (2011) received critical acclaim for its emotional depth. Boss Level (2021) added to his repertoire of high-octane thrillers, solidifying his status in Hollywood.

Ben, 51, and Matt, 53 were last seen together in Air (2023). The sports film, directed by Affleck and produced by the duo was based on the origin of Jordon. Their 2021 film, The Last Duel, saw Damon and Affleck acting and sharing writing credits.

While promoting Air last year, the actor-producers pointed out giving artists the recognition they need to get. “There are a lot of really meaningful artists on the crew who are underappreciated and undervalued and make a huge difference in the quality of the experience in a film,” said the Gone Girl star.

Matt and Ben’s first significant collaboration, Good Will Hunting, catapulted them to fame in 1997, earning them an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Though the pair have focused on their acting careers, Ben, also getting into directing movies, they have maintained a strong professional and personal bond, frequently collaborating on various ventures.

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