Matt Damon & Ben Affleck Will Be Star In a True Story About Nike’s Efforts To Sign Michael Jordan to a Shoe Contract

Matt Damon & Ben Affleck Will Be Star In a True Story About Nike's Efforts To Sign Michael Jordan

Matt Damon & Ben Affleck will star as Sonny Vaccarro & Phil Knight in a film about Nike’s efforts to sign Michael Jordan to a shoe contract. Damon and Affleck will co-write the script together, while Ben Affleck will direct.

Read the plot synopsis below:


The story will focus on Vaccarro’s relentless quest to sign Jordan to what was then the third-place shoe company, a journey that took him to Jordan’s parents, and in particular his powerful, dynamic mother, as well as to former coaches, advisors, and friends. Jordan will be a mythic figure hovering above the movie and never seen, even as Vaccarro tries to reach him by gaining access to those close to him and around him.

Damon will play the role of Vaccarro and Affleck plays Nike co-founder Phil Knight in a story around Nike’s longshot effort to sign rising superstar basketball player Michael Jordan to its shoe company in the mid-eighties, an endorsement that seemed impossible at the time but thanks to the maverick sneaker salesman, would become the most significant relationship between an athletic brand and an athlete. The deal launched the global, multi-billion-dollar contemporary sneaker industry and also helped the sport do the same.


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Affleck recently starred in Hulu’s Deep Water and he will next appear in DC’s ‘The Flash’ as Batman. Damon will next see in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ from Universal Pictures. Affleck and Damon already collaborated as producers on the biblical film “Apostle Paul” starring Hugh Jackman.



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