Ben Affleck will reunite with his longtime partner Matt Damon in an unnamed Amazon Studios movie. The duo will play Phil Knight (Affleck) and Sonny Vaccaro (Damon), two Nike officials in the mid-80s who took a chance in pursuing basketball legend Michael Jordan. It will reveal how a single promotion rocked the NBA, a sneaker company, and the whole world. Now, more big names have been added to the already amazing cast of this upcoming picture. Here are the specifics:
What the Nike movie is all about:
This untitled feature will depict the remarkable story of how entrepreneurial sneaker salesperson Sonny Vaccaro (Damon) led a young running shoe firm called Nike in the chase of Michael Jordan, the most transformational player in sports history. Ben will play Nike co-founder Phil Knight in the film. The unnamed Nike movie, from Skydance Sports and Mandalay Pictures, is now under production at Amazon Studios in Los Angeles. The remainder of the cast for this film has already been revealed by Deadline. Affleck will also direct the pic for Amazon Studios. Ben and Damon are also producing alongside Peter Guber, Jason Michael Berman, Jeff Robinov, Madison Ainley, and David Ellison. Executive producers include Jon Weinbach, Jesse Sisgold, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger, Kevin Halloran, Michael Joe, John Graham, Drew Vinton, Jordan Moldo, and Peter E. Strauss.
Who are the other cast members for the Nike movie:
Jason Bateman, Viola Davis, Chris Tucker, and Marlon Wayans will act with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in an untitled Nike sports marketing film produced by Prime Video. Matthew Maher, Chris Messina, Tom Papa, and Julius Tennon are among the ensemble cast members in the film. Bateman will portray a branding genius, Davis will play Michael Jordan’s mother Deloris Jordan, Tennon the father, Tucker will play Nike executive Howard White, and Wayans will represent a revolutionary Black coach. Chris Messina will take on the role of Jordan’s original agent, David Falk. Finally, Maher will play Peter Moore, the designer of the original pair of Air Jordan sneakers, which later became a worldwide sensation.