Jessica Green is the latest addition to the cast of Ben Affleck’s Nike drama, in which Affleck will star opposite his opponent from Good Will Hunting (1997) Matt Damon.
In this untitled sports film, Damon plays the freak sneaker salesman and former Nike CEO Sonny Vaccaro. Affleck plays Nike co-founder Phil Knight. The story revolves around Nike’s attempt to sign Michael Jordan for its footwear company in the mid-1980s. It was a contract that seemed impossible at the time, but would become the most significant relationship between an athletic brand and an athlete. ever. It turned out to be the beginning of the worldwide, contemporary sneaker industry. Green will play Damon’s zealous secretary Katrina Sainz.
In addition to Green, Damon and Affleck, the cast includes Jason Bateman, Viola Davis, Chris Tucker, Marlon Wayans, Matthew Maher, Chris Messina, Tom Papa, Julius Tennon, Joel Gretsch and Gustaf Skarsgård.
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