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Potential new project

  • Matt and Ben are attached to a new project about a McDonalds Monopoly fraud - details at the Hollywood Reporter:

    Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are partnering for a movie about how a former cop rigged the McDonald's Monopoly game to steal millions. Based on a recently published Daily Beast report by Jeff Maysh, the movie will follow the FBI operation to uncover the underground criminal ring, run by someone named "Uncle Jerry," who used his job as a security officer at the firm that printed the game pieces to defraud the fast food's annual promotion of $24 million in prize money over several years.

    Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the writers behind Fox's Deadpool series, will adapt the story for the screen.

    Damon will star with Affleck attached to direct, while both will produce via their Pearl Street banner. Jeff Maysh and David Klawans will exec produce.

    Fox outbid several other studios, including Universal, Warner Bros. and Netflix, to land the rights to the story.

  • The Daily Beast article the movie will be based on was only published last Saturday - the article is available here.
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