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Ben and Casey Affleck reworking script for The Trade, Matt Damon possibly directing?

Oct. 8, 2010by: George Merchan

Back in February, it was being reported that BFFs Ben Affleck and Matt Damon would be reuniting for THE TRADE, a film about New York Yankee teammates Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich who stunned the country when they disclosed in 1973 that they were trading wives. Damon and Affleck were to play the ballplayers while Affleck would also direct. But that might no longer be the case...

According to MTV, Affleck (THE TOWN, GOOD WILL HUNTING) stated that he and brother Casey (GERRY) would be re-writing the script, and that perhaps Matt Damon would be taking the helm.

"I don't know how it'll come together, acting and directing, but Casey and I have decided to write it together. Once the script's kind of ready, then itís like: Who's doing what? What's the time frame? Matt, me, Casey directing? Particularly for Matt, he's had this extraordinary career where he's worked with these great directors. He's a great director who just hasn't directed a movie."

It's true that Damon has worked with his fair share of great filmmakers - everyone from Steven Soderbergh and Martin Scorsese, to Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg (not to mention fellow actor-turned-director George Clooney). Might Damon acquit himself well in the director's chair should this possibly pan out? Tell us what you think below!
Extra Tidbit: Who's your favorite actor-director?
Source: MTV

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8:53PM on 10/08/2010
Gran Torino = win.
Gran Torino = win.
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2:10PM on 10/08/2010
With all three involved, it would be pretty hard to fuck this project up. However, it would be really nice to see Damon take a turn behind the camera.
With all three involved, it would be pretty hard to fuck this project up. However, it would be really nice to see Damon take a turn behind the camera.
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1:25PM on 10/08/2010

Clint Eastwood/ Mel Gibson

Looking forward to this project and welcome any of these three to direct it.
Looking forward to this project and welcome any of these three to direct it.
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11:59AM on 10/08/2010

Extra Tidbit:

Woody Allen..say what you will about the guy his early stuff is brilliant.
Woody Allen..say what you will about the guy his early stuff is brilliant.
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1:25PM on 10/08/2010
You got that right about Woody Allen's early stuff. Classic!
You got that right about Woody Allen's early stuff. Classic!
4:52PM on 10/08/2010
hey. the new stuff is good as well...
hey. the new stuff is good as well...
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11:17AM on 10/08/2010

.........

i dont really know eh
i dont really know eh
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10:26AM on 10/08/2010

I got your Irish curse, right here!

These 3 are great and together they have such a natural chemistry it would really help a movie like this. Antarius, why you should care is because it will have an insane amount of drama in it. Have you ever dated someone after a friend did? Do you still chat with exes? No matter how it ended you're still always thinking Am I better in bed than x, if x is also your best friend and teammate it just ramps that drama through the roof! These 3 can really make that shine.
These 3 are great and together they have such a natural chemistry it would really help a movie like this. Antarius, why you should care is because it will have an insane amount of drama in it. Have you ever dated someone after a friend did? Do you still chat with exes? No matter how it ended you're still always thinking Am I better in bed than x, if x is also your best friend and teammate it just ramps that drama through the roof! These 3 can really make that shine.
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10:15AM on 10/08/2010
All 3 of these guys are great, but this movie just makes me say Why should I care? Yankees who swap wives??
All 3 of these guys are great, but this movie just makes me say Why should I care? Yankees who swap wives??
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9:36AM on 10/08/2010
With these guys behind the project, this can only be good. It'd be awesome for all 3 of them to star in the same movie again because I loved their banter with one another in Good Will Hunting. For the extra tidbit, Clint Eastwood.
With these guys behind the project, this can only be good. It'd be awesome for all 3 of them to star in the same movie again because I loved their banter with one another in Good Will Hunting. For the extra tidbit, Clint Eastwood.
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9:01AM on 10/08/2010
I have become extremely impressed with all three of these guys - together and individually.
I have become extremely impressed with all three of these guys - together and individually.
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6:40AM on 10/08/2010
Definitely Clint Eastwood. Even though some of his directed movies might be a hit or miss, I can see that passion he put in all his films.
Definitely Clint Eastwood. Even though some of his directed movies might be a hit or miss, I can see that passion he put in all his films.
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6:19AM on 10/08/2010

It's got to be

Clint Eastwood. A close second would be the fat guy from Head of the Class that does Drake and Josh and iCarly.
Clint Eastwood. A close second would be the fat guy from Head of the Class that does Drake and Josh and iCarly.
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4:51AM on 10/08/2010

Look at these 3 morose mother fuckers.

After Gone Baby Gone and now The Town, Affleck is stacking the foundations for an illustrious legacy as director. Let's hope Holden McNeil maintains the success. Extra Tidbit: Clint Eastwood is a profound force as actor/director (i.e. Unforgiven).
After Gone Baby Gone and now The Town, Affleck is stacking the foundations for an illustrious legacy as director. Let's hope Holden McNeil maintains the success. Extra Tidbit: Clint Eastwood is a profound force as actor/director (i.e. Unforgiven).
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4:42AM on 10/08/2010

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Mel Gibson. As much as I hate the guy, his acting and movies (except for the passion of the christ) are great.
Mel Gibson. As much as I hate the guy, his acting and movies (except for the passion of the christ) are great.
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