Ben Affleck and Matt Damon just love working together. And from the sound of it, they don’t plan to stop collaborating anytime soon. Affleck’s Air starring Damon just premiered at the SXSW last Saturday and the film will have its United States premiere on April 5. The two Boston-born actors just finished working on the film, and they are now planning their next project – a film starring Jennifer Lopez.
While the Air is yet to have its US premiere, Affleck and Damon are now planning their next big project. They will be teaming up once again for an upcoming biopic that they are developing, and they just confirmed that Affleck’s wife Jennifer Lopez is set to star. The pair sat down with CBS News to discuss Air and their future ventures.
Affleck and Damon just recently formed their production company called Artists Equity. Air is the first film that was released under the said company. After working on Air, they are already working on their next project. Affleck said,
“Air is their company’s first offering, with more to come soon. We’re just getting rolling on working again with Amazon, to do the story of a wrestler named Anthony Robles, who was born with one leg and won a National Championship for Arizona State.”
There were reports that Lopez was set to star in the said project and Affleck initially tried to deflect the question and said,
“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.”
After he was pressed on, the actor just confirmed the reports and said,
“Yes, I believe Jennifer Lopez may be doing that movie. Can’t make it look like she’s doing it as a favor to me, but actually she is.”
Ben Affleck on Working with His Wife
Affleck expressed his excitement after confirming he’s set to work with wife Lopez. He said,
“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. 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.”
The actor went on to comment about working with people you love, he said,
“And conversely, [if] you love the people at work, you probably have a pretty good life, you know?”
Air premiered at the SXSW last March 18 and is scheduled to be released by Amazon Studios in the United States on April 5.