Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have had a long personal history together. The two actors tied the knot in July 2022, nearly 20 years after they first got engaged. The couple who separated in 2004, went on to marry and have kids with other partners before reuniting for a whirlwind romance in 2021 that culminated in marriage. Professionally, the pair first worked together in Gigli, in 2003, a project that failed at the box office. The film also did not find favor with critics, and ultimately turned out to be a financial disaster. Both Affleck and Lopez have not worked together since then. But fans of the actors will now be ecstatic to know that the celebrities will finally collaborate on a film.
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Will Star In Unstoppable
Ben Affleck and long-time friend and co-actor Matt Damon have officially started a production house together. The company named Artists Equity will release its first film titled Air which will star Affleck and Damon, with the former doubling up as the director. The film tells the story of the birth of the iconic Nike Air Jordan sneakers, with basketball player Michael Jordan as the sponsor.
Apart from this exciting project, the actor-producer duo is also working on a film that will see Ben Affleck reuniting with his wife, Jennifer Lopez on screen after 20 years. The film titled Unstoppable is a sports drama that focuses on the real-life story of Anthony Robles, an athlete born with only one leg who still managed to win the national championship at Arizona State University. The Argo star was all praise for the Latina singer-actor for her involvement, saying,
“I think she’s terrific. I think she’s a great actor. It’s always exciting to work with her.”
Unstoppable will be directed by William Goldenberg, who makes his directorial debut after editing several of Affleck’s films, including Argo and Live by Night.
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Make a Great Team
Ben Affleck in an interview with Deadline, spoke candidly about Jennifer Lopez’s contribution to his production company and the films that he wanted to make. The actor spoke highly of his wife’s input during the production of Air and said,
“I started writing with Matt, and Jen also gave me some great lines. She knows a lot about how fashion evolves through culture.”
Affleck also went on to stress the importance of Black culture in the societal fabric of America and the influence of Black-American artists in music, fashion, and dance, despite these aspects being misappropriated and stolen by white people. According to the actor, Air and Unstoppable will be important films that will highlight these challenges.
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