Lifelong friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck stormed onto the scene of Hollywood when they were young with their co-written and co-starring project “Good Will Hunting,” which also won them an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Boston boys Damon and Affleck are now considered to be two of the biggest movie stars in the world.
But now Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are under fire for their controversial next project.
The Me Too Movement Scandal washed over this nation like a tsunami in late 2017 that instantly destroyed the careers of many Hollywood elitists and liberal media personalities like Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose.
It was a wild time and it’s still going.
As it continues to persist there are still some celebrities who face allegations and other incredibly famous people who simply ignored the allegations against their colleagues.
Two of those people are Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
Damon and Affleck were Weinstein’s golden boys for a long time and Miramax (Weinstein’s former company before The Weinstein Company) even produced and financed “Good Will Hunting.”
Both Affleck and Damon have been accused of turning a blind eye to Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct when they were on set of movies. One of the craziest examples of this was how the disgraced super producer acted towards his female co-stars on the set of “Shakespeare in Love.”
In fact, on a different film, Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan allegedly told him about an incident to which she claims he responded, “God—amit! I TOLD HIM NOT TO DO THAT.”
Damon and Affleck have both been a little insensitive at times to the Me Too Scandal situation because in a lot of ways all of the powerful people in Hollywood are caught up in it; either directly or by association.
And their new movie is almost even crazier to really consider how ultimately tone-deaf the concept is.
Apparently, both of them are in collaboration with Ridley Scott to direct “The Last Duel,” which tells the story of the last duel fought in France in the 15th century.
It’s a revenge story of two best friends where one goes to war and then returns to discover the other rapes his wife. But the kicker is, as Deadline reports it, “No one will believe the woman.” After that the soldier appeals to the king of France and says he wants to fight his former best friend in a duel to the death and blah, blah, blah.
It looks weak.
But, seriously? Is this some sort of apology project and also a little too on the nose considering the time period?
Here was a great response to the announcement of this film.
Oh sweet, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are making a movie together! They work really well together, I wonder what this one will be abo…OH MY GOD pic.twitter.com/TSpVtE4TIn
— Daniel Aquino (@daquino122) July 23, 2019
Also, Ben Affleck’s brother, Casey, who won an Academy Award for Best Actor just a few years ago was caught up in the Me Too Movement scandal as well when the report against him claimed he climbed into bed with a female former assistant of his when she didn’t want it.
This is a silly project for them to take on and the backlash is enormous.
Hundred bucks says this project is canceled within the next couple of weeks. Any takers?