ET can confirm that Affleck will direct and Damon will star in an upcoming movie based on The Daily Beast article "How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions" by Jeff Maysh, about an ex-cop who rigged the McDonald's Monopoly game and stole over $24 million, sharing it with a network of mobsters, psychics, strip club owners and drug traffickers. The true crime story was published last month by Maysh, a Los Angeles-based journalist and author who first began digging into the story in 2016.
As of now, the project is still in development and there isn’t a script or expected release date.
The project marks the first time the actors will work together since 1999's Dogma.The longtime friends first collaborated on Good Will Hunting in 1997, which won them Oscars for Best Original Screenplay. Robin Williams also received an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the film. Damon later made a small appearance in Affleck's 2004 film, Jersey Girl.
"I can't tell you how valuable it is to have somebody who's been through things with you, ups and downs, who knows what your life experience is like, who can identify with that," Affleck told ET. "It's an incredibly valuable friendship and it's very precious and so is my friendship with my brother. I don't know what I would do without those guys."