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Ben Affleck to produce biopic starring Jennifer Lopez with longtime pal Matt Damon

Ben Affleck addressed reports about Jennifer Lopez set to star in the biopic, titled ‘Unstoppable’

By Web Desk
March 20, 2023
Ben Affleck to produce biopic starring Jennifer Lopez with longtime pal Matt Damon
Ben Affleck to produce biopic starring Jennifer Lopez with longtime pal Matt Damon

Ben Affleck is teaming up with his old friend Matt Damon for his next big film project, which will feature his new wife.

Affleck and producing partner Matt Damon recently opened up about an upcoming biopic the pair are developing and confirmed that Jennifer Lopez is set to star, via Entertainment Tonight.

The duo recently sat down for an interview with CBS News, while promoting their upcoming film Air, which tells the story of Nike visionary Sonny Vaccaro and his efforts to make a ground-breaking promotional deal with a young Michael Jordan.

According to Deadline, Lopez is set to star in the biopic, titled Unstoppable, alongside Jharrel Jerome, who will play the real-life wrestler the film is about.

When Affleck was asked about reports that Lopez had been tapped to star in the project, Affleck first played coy, stating, “We always hire the very best performers. And in this case, I can say every single person that’s been cast so far I think is the very absolute best choice.”

When pressed again, Affleck confirmed, “Yes, I believe Jennifer Lopez may be doing that movie.”

He added, “Can't make it look like she’s doing it as a favour to me, but actually she is.” He also expressed his excitement to get to work with her on a project now that they are married.

“What fun, what a joy to do something with her, see her be great, go to work with your wife, go to work with your best friend,” he said.

“Because ultimately, like, your work becomes the lion’s share of what defines your life, in terms of the time you spend. And if you don’t like who you’re working with, and if you have difficulty or trouble at work, I think it’s one of the things that can really cause depression, anxiety and pain for people.”

He concluded, “And conversely, [if] you love the people at work, you probably have a pretty good life, you know?”