Ben Affleck Eyes Another Oscar Win With Best Friend Matt Damon as Former Batman Actor Set to Star in Greatest Nike Sports Deal of All Time

Ben Affleck Eyes Another Oscar Win With Best Friend Matt Damon as Former Batman Actor Set to Star in Greatest Nike Sports Deal of All Time
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Air Jordan, one of the most iconic sportswear brands, was a collaboration between Nike and Michael Jordan. The brand comes up with new designs and colou schemes making it a popular choice among fans and collectors, even after 30 years.


Air starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon would be a drama, that would tell the audience about the birth of the brand, Air Jordan, and the partnership between Nike and a rookie Michael Jordan.

Michael Jordan playing for Chicago Bulls

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Why Air is An Important Project for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon?

Air which is set to hit theatres on 5th April globally would be the first project by Artist’s Equity by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the film would be in collaboration with Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports, and Mandalay Pictures as per reports by Variety. 

Ben Affleck at the Comic Con
Ben Affleck at the Comic Con

Ben Affleck said the following in a release:

“Matt and I are very excited for audiences to see ‘Air’ and proud that it’s the first release from Artists Equity. The movie was an extraordinary experience where we had the honour of working with some of the best cast and crew in the business, all of whom brought passion, persistence, and creativity to a collective effort at recreating a remarkable and aspirational story. I appreciate and value Jen Salke’s faith in our ability to execute on and deliver a movie we are proud of, as well as her and Sue Kroll’s incredible ongoing support of the film. Amazon Studios, Skydance and Mandalay were all critical to getting this done, and the film couldn’t have been made without them. We value the steps it took on each of their parts to make it happen and want to thank them. This was the best creative and personal experience of our lives and we look forward to many more like it.”

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have co-written the film and this is not the first time the pair will be sharing the pen as they have co-written many renowned films such as School Ties, The Last Duel and the Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting. Affleck would also be directing the drama, and fans would get to see him play a major role in the film as well.


Ben Affleck who has won two Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay will try to bag another Academy Award with his best friend. Ben Affleck is excited about this joint project, as the movie will be premiering on the big screens this spring globally, and later the film would be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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Who Is a Part of The Cast?

Matt Damon

In the lead role of Ben Affleck’s directorial, we would see Matt Damon playing the role of Sonny Vaccaro and Ben Affleck playing the role of Phil Knight, Nike Co-founders. But that’s not all as the co-writers of the film have found a star-studded cast for their film that includes Jason Bateman playing the role of Rob Strasser, Chris Messina playing the role of Davide Falk, Marlon Wayans playing the role of George Raveling, Matthew Maher playing the role of Peter Moore, Viola Davis playing the role of Deloris Jordan, Chris Tucker playing the role of Howard White, Julius Tennon playing the role of James Jordan, and Gustaf Skarsgård playing the role of Horst Dassler.


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Air would be an interesting film, and fans are hyped to see this film as they not only get to see how Nike and Michael Jordan, the two giants strike a deal to form one of the most renowned brand names in the history of humankind, but also how Michael Jordan helped in skyrocketing the name, making it a go-to choice brand among basketball players, and sneaker enthusiasts. It would also be exhilarating to see Michael Jordan’s iconic moments in the film. Despite not releasing any teaser or trailer for the movie, fans are excited to watch it.

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Tushar Auddy, Junior Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.