Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Team Up for New Film

Hollywood duo reunites for a new thriller project.

by Nouman Rasool
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Team Up for New Film
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Hollywood's most beloved costars are linking again. Netflix announced Tuesday that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will reunite to star in a new film; the streaming service also sent out two tweets with concept art indicating an alien theme.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, the ride-along buddies will both star in and produce a thriller named RIP. The feature is co-developed with their Artists Equity company, and Joe Carnahan will direct. Both Affleck and Damon first drew national attention for working on "Good Will Hunting" (the screenwriting partnership earned them an Oscar in 1997).

The two also shared the screen in that movie, which kicked off a collaboration. After that, he would go on to direct other films like Dogma and the recent The Last Duel alongside Damon once more as well as the Affleck-led letdown Air in both share writing credit with Ben.

The two also could be seen in a Dunkin' Donuts ad that aired during this year's Super Bowl, well ahead of their feature play. The ad proved incredibly popular, solidifying their status as one of Hollywood's most iconic couples.

RIP Hype Builds

Although exact plot specifics have yet to be revealed about "RIP," hype is already surrounding this exciting project. Given their history, enthusiasts are more excited to see what the duo has up its sleeve.

The thriller is uncharted territory for Affleck and Damon, who have transversed several genres in the past. But on the other end, their company Artists Equity is a content creation outfit with one foot firmly in practicality and another tiptoeing through artistic vision.

Whether this new project will follow that vision and mix the strengths of its stars with a good story remains to be seen. Of all the purported projects in Hollywood and among fans, one of those with an undeniable sizzle is a collaboration between Affleck and Damon.

This was one of the reasons why they have maintained their success in this industry as efficiently till date, by effortlessly combining both personal and professional life dequeueReusableCell. With similar insight expected to trickle in regarding "RIP," viewers are sure-to-be tuned-in and ready for the latest from this dynamic Hollywood tandem.

More on 'RIP' as far everything goes. Well, until then fans can only wait for another exceptional performance from two of the most skilled and admired actors in the industry Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

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