While they (thankfully) won't be remaking Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have nevertheless found a project that will allow them to star together for the first time since 1999's Dogma. The untitled reunion project is based on the true story of a pair of Philadelphia lawyers who spent 15 years working on an ultimately successful death penalty appeal. Over those years, they secured nine stays of execution, and eventually won the release of their client. Damon and Affleck will play the lawyers; the role of the inmate (John Thompson, but not the one who coached at Georgetown) has not yet been cast. The movie will be produced by LivePlanet, the company through which Damon and Affleck made Project Greenlight and have produced a handful of features. This film, however, will be the first specifically created as a vehicle for the duo.

So, since the project has been hand-selected by Damon and Affleck, they're not going to have anyone else to blame if it turns out to be a complete disaster. At this point, though Damon can probably bounce back from a failure or two, Affleck's got to be nearing his last chance to regain some credibility as an actor - since he picked this one, he damn well better hope it works out for him.
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