Is Matt Damon ready to take a step behind the camera? According to close friend, fellow actor, and director Ben Affleck he is. Affleck recently sat down with MTV to promote his latest film The Town and spoke about another joint project him and his younger brother Casey have been working on. It’s called The Trade, and the siblings wrote the script and they want Damon to direct it.
The Trade centers on two real life pitchers for the New York Yankees, Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich, who during the 1970s swapped wives and lives. In other words, they were swingers. When asked about the status of the film, Affleck shined some light on Damon’s possible involvement with the production.
“I don’t know how it’ll come together, acting and directing, but Casey and I have decided to write it together,” Affleck said. “Once the script’s kind of ready, then it’s like: Who’s doing what? What’s the time frame? Matt, me, Casey directing? 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.”
Both Afflecks have already lost their directing virginity, Ben with Gone Baby Gone and The Town, and Casey with I’m Still Here. Come on Matt, it’s your time to shine. We’d personally love to see Damon’s directing aesthetic in comparison to the Afflecks.
Do you want to see Damon direct The Trade?