- Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are collaborating for a new Netflix project titled Animals
- Affleck will direct the crime thriller, while Damon will star in the film
- The film revolves around a mayoral candidate and his wife whose son is kidnapped, forcing them to get their hands dirty to save him
Famous Hollywood duo Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are joining forces once more for Netflix’s Animals. Known for their Oscar-winning work on Good Will Hunting (1997), the pair will take on new roles in this project, with Affleck set to direct the crime thriller and Damon set to star in it.
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the film, which also operated under the titles The Animals of Los Angeles and Be Gentlemen, may begin shooting as early as March. Connor McIntyre is credited as the writer of Animals, with revisions penned by Billy Ray. The plot of the crime thriller revolves around a mayoral candidate and his wife whose son is kidnapped. Surrounded by enemies, political and otherwise, the couple has no choice but to get their hands dirty in order to save their child.
Produced by Damon and Affleck’s production company, Artists Equity, Animals brings the friends and colleagues together again after collaborating for more than 25 years. Their journey started when they landed jobs as extras for the “Moonlight” Graham scene at Fenway Park in Field of Dreams (1989). Following that, the two friends co-starred in School Ties, Chasing Amy, and Dogma, among other films, and won their first Oscars (Best Original Screenplay) for their work on Good Will Hunting in 1998. Affleck later won the Best Picture Oscar for Argo. As of now, there is no projected release date for Animals on Netflix.