Twenty years later, Bennifer, the nickname that Hollywood gave to the couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck twenty years ago, seems to be more current than ever.
Twenty years ago, the singer and actor filmed Gigi, a film that was a flop, far from what was expected, but which served to strengthen their relationship at the time. But now, JLo and Ben have a new business project, even if she will be in charge of a film and he will participate as a producer.
The actress and singer will be the protagonist unstoppable, a new sports drama that her husband Ben Affleck will produce. The film will tell the true story of Anthony Robles, a athlete born with only one leg and that he refused to wear a prosthesis. However, she won a national championship at Arizona State University and also gives pep talks.
The rest of the cast that will accompany Jennifer has not yet been defined, as well as the release date of the film.
well the producer
The facet of Affleck as a producer is not new, since the actor founded the company Artists Equity, together with his friend and colleague Matt Damon, and it will be this production company that will shoot unstoppable. On the other hand, William Goldenberg, who edited Argos, Living at night AND airfor Affleck’s production company, he will make his directorial debut in this project.
While this film will be Affleck and Lopez’s first official collaboration since their marriage in 2022, his wife’s influence has already been felt on Affleck’s other projects. Artists Equity’s first feature film, airdirected by Affleck himself, will be released in April of this year.
The film tells the true story of Nike’s relationship with Michael Jordan and starring Viola Davis, Jason Bateman, Chris Tucker, with Matt Damon and Affleck in the lead roles. In a recent interview with The Hollywood ReporterAffleck explained that the project was a true collaboration in which many of his closest friends and collaborators contributed to the script.
“I started writing and working with Matt, e Jennifer also gave me some good linesAffleck said. “My God, he’s brilliant. He has incredible insight into how fashion evolves through culture as a confluence of music, sports, entertainment and dance,” the artist said of his wife.
Jennifer, successful entrepreneur
And he has spared no praise for Lopez who, in addition to being an international star of music and cinema, has an equally successful facet of entrepreneur. “She helped me talk about how part of the reason the Jordan shoe has been so significant is because culture and style in the United States is 90 percent driven by black culture,” she added.
Enthusiastic about his work and his wife’s professional collaboration, he underlined: “Historically, black culture has pioneered music, dance, fashion, and then it has been stolen, appropriated, commercialized as happened with Elvis PresleyFor example”.
Regarding what was told in his video, he clarified: “In this case Nike is a corporate entity run by white people, which was starting to do business with African American athletes and then there also comes the question of identity. They were really taking advantage of what Michael Jordan represents and who he is.
Concluding what will be seen in the upcoming premiere, he said, “I don’t think the significance can be overstated. The reality is that it’s changed from ‘Hey guys, we’re a good shoe’ to ‘If Mike has it, you want it.’ ‘”.
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.