Affleck and Damon hit The Trade

It’s been over a decade since Ben Affleck and Matt Damon somersaulted onto the Academy Awards stage to receive their gong for Good Will Hunting .

Now the duo are set to re-team for The Trade , which is based on the true story of two Yankee pitchers in the 1970s who caused a scandal when they were discovered to have swapped wives.

Affleck is in line to direct and possibly star, while Damon looks ready to take on the role of one of the pitchers.

The film’s script made last year’s Black List, and was penned by Curb Your Enthusiasm writer Dave Mandel. According to Deadline , it’s got the “feel of a Hal Ashby movie”.

Affleck won accolades for his directorial debut Gone Baby Gone back in 2007, and has crime drama The Town (above) coming out later this year.

Would you pay to see Affleck and Damon back together?

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.