"We were over the moon when they said they were interested," Murphey said. "As one of their many fans, I’d like to see them headlining a movie together again."
But while "Good Will Hunting," the first Affleck-Damon star vehicle, showed the actors in a drama as young friends, the untitled lawyer movie will play off their more mature chemistry as committed attorneys driven to right a wrong.
"The hope from the beginning was Matt and Ben would do it together," Murphey, who like Damon is a Harvard grad, said of the lawyer flick. "We’re very fortunate. As you may have heard, Matt and Ben have a lot going on."
Matt and Ben, Together Again—But Can They Rekindle the Fire?
Not since winning Oscars for 1997's "Good Will Hunting" have Boston's favorite sons headlined a film together. BEN AFFLECK and MATT DAMON will reportedly reunite for a drama, in which the toothsome twosome play attorneys who are fighting to free an innocent man on death row. Damon is a friend, indeed. His career and image have been impeccable over the years. Affleck's career and image have been—well, he's been hunting for a little good will.