George Clooney, Ben Affleck Teaming Up For New Movie
Clooney will direct Affleck in a new movie called The Tender Bar.
For the first time, Hollywood heavyweights and Oscar-winners George Clooney and Ben Affleck will work together on a feature film. According to Deadline, Clooney will direct an adaptation of the book The Tender Bar, with Affleck set to appear in the starring role.
While Clooney and Affleck have never worked directly with one another, they did win an Oscar together for the movie Argo. Affleck starred and directed that film, while Clooney produced it.
According to Deadline's report, Clooney and Affleck have been trying to work together more directly for years. Affleck was said to have been "high" on Clooney's list to star in The Tender Bar.
It's not currently clear if Clooney will also appear in The Tender Bar. The movie is based on J.R. Moehringer's memoir of the same name of that chronicles his life and his time at his uncle's bar.
The movie was originally set up at Sony with Ted Melfi (Hidden Figures) set to direct, but that fell apart, and now it's coming to Amazon Prime.
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