Matt Damon is in the running to direct the new Affleck brothers film. “The Trade,” which is based on the true story of two New York Yankees baseball players who fell for each others wives, has been co-written by Ben and Casey Affleck.
In a recent interview, Ben revealed that the he and Casey are working on the next draft of the script. He also hinted that childhood friend Damon may be in line to direct the film.
"I don't know how it'll come together, acting and directing, but Casey and I have decided to write it together - once the script's kind of ready, then it's like: Who's doing what? Matt, me, Casey directing?" he told MTV.
"Particularly for Matt, He's had this extraordinary career where he's worked with these great directors. He's a great director who just hasn't directed a movie," he added.
Matt has revealed in the past that he is very interested in directing. "[Directing] really is something that I hope I can have in my life. It's the pipe dream of a life, really ... I'm dying to [direct soon]," he told Collider.
"I'm really excited about it. But I keep getting these jobs with these directors, and I don't feel like I'm putting off my directing career by going to work with the Coen Brothers. On the contrary, I feel like I'm going to learn so much watching them that I guess I'll put off directing for another year and watch these guys do it."
“The Trade” will tell the story of Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich, two New York Yankee baseball stars who fell in love with each-others' wives after they swapped partners in 1973.