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Netflix acquires Affleck’s Animals movie

January 26, 2024

Netflix has acquired the rights to the kidnapping thiller movie Animals directed by Ben Affleck and written by Connor McIntyre and Billy Ray.

The film will be produced by Affleck, Matt Damon, and Dani Bernfeld of Artists Equity, the artist-led studio founded by Affleck, Damon, and Gerry Cardinale/RedBird Capital Partners — and Brad Weston and Collin Creighton of MakeReady, who developed the project in partnership with Fifth Season.

The movie will see Damon take the lead role, and continues Affleck and Damon’s long working relationship which has included movies such as The Last Duel and Good Will Hunting. Their most recent collaboration was 2023’​​​​​​​s Air, a biographical drama​​​​​​​ about the origins of Nike’s Air Jordan trainers that streamed on Prime Video after a limited cinema release.

The movie is scheduled to go into production later this year.

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