Affleck and Damon on the same team again

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who won an Oscar for writing Good Will Hunting in 1997 plan to collaborate again on The Trade, a film script based on a true story about two New York Yankees teammates in the 1970s.

The film will about Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich, who caused a scandal in the 1970s when they disclosed that they had traded wives. Peterson is still together with Kekich's ex-wife.

Affleck will direct and possibly star in the film as Peterson, one of the baseball players. Damon is considering the role of Kekich. The two plan to co-produce.

The screenwriter is Dave Mandel of Seinfeld and HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Affleck's directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, starred his brother Casey Affleck, Morgan Freeman and Ed Harris. He also wrote and directed his latest project, The Town, with Mad Men's Jon Hamm and Gossip Girl's Blake Lively.

An amusing twist is that Damon and Affeck are Boston Red Sox fans with a potent antipathy for the New York Yankees.

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