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Ben AffleckHmm, what could possibly come between good ole Boston boys Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and a movie about the New York Yankees ("The Trade," on which the two are set to collaborate)? Only another NYC-based project that has been stuck in development since 1988. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog, Affleck is considering following up his critically acclaimed sophomore directorial effort "The Town" by directing an adaptation of Ken Grimwood's '88 fantasy novel "Replay."

In addition to moving beyond the Boston setting of both "Gone Baby Gone" and "The Town," Affleck is ditching the crime drama genre for dramatic fantasy. "Replay" follows a 45-year-old Brooklyn man who suffers from a fatal heart attack while trying to prevent the murder of a jogger in Central Park. Instead of dying in the traditional sense, the man is stuck in a "Groundhog Day"-esque "replay" of his life beginning at age 18, where he uses his knowledge of the future to build a financial empire. But money can't buy him a long life, and he dies again at age 45, forced once again to replay his life. Finally, he and the murdered jogger fall in love and struggle to stop the literally vicious cycle. Read More...

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck"Good Will Hunting" reunion, baby! How would you like them apples?

Hopefully, you wouldn't mind 'em... because it looks like "Hunting" co-stars and real-life best buds Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, along with Ben's younger bro Casey Affleck, are indeed reteaming to make "The Trade," a based-on-real-life tale of Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich, two 1970s Yankees pitchers who swapped wives (classy, fellas).

News that Damon and Affleck might join forces for the film first broke back in February, when Deadline revealed that the pals would potentially don the pinstripes to star as the two pitchers, with Affleck directing from a script by "Curb Your Enthusiasm" exec producer David Mandel.

When MTV News caught up with the elder Affleck at the junket for his stellar heist thriller "The Town," however, Ben imparted that while all three are most definitely still involved in the project, some of the specifics have changed. For instance? The Affleck brothers are currently collaborating on a rewrite of the script, they're not sure who'll be playing the spouse-swapping hurlers, and, perhaps most interestingly, Damon might direct the thing. Read More...

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We learned a few weeks ago that Ben Affleck was interested in directing "The Trade," from a script from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" producer David Mandel. The story follows former real-life New York Yankees Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich, who notoriously traded wives back in the '70s. In the original report it was said that Matt Damon would reunite with Affleck as one of the ball players and that Affleck might take on the other lead role in addition to directing.

Given Damon's Boston background and natural hatred for all things Yankees-related, MTV's Josh Horowitz had to ask him what's what at the recent press junket for "Green Zone."

"I haven't seen that script yet," Damon said. "I know Ben's interested in it and I'm dying to work with Ben again. He's a great director and obviously you know what I think of him as a writer." Damon and Affleck of course won an Oscar for co-writing "Good Will Hunting." Read More...

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