The actors, longtime friends who won the original screenplay Oscar for "Good Will Hunting" in 1997, are negotiating to close a first-look producing deal at WB. Details are yet unknown on the new company's name or the length of the agreement, but the pact is likely to close within days.
Damon has worked with Warner Bros. often in recent years, starring in "Invictus," "The Informant!," "The Departed," "Syriana" and the "Ocean's" trilogy for the studio over the last decade. Affleck co-wrote, directed and stars in his latest film, "The Town," for WB, which is releasing the crime thriller in September.
The two actors created and ran LivePlanet, which had a deal at Disney until 2007, a decade ago with Chris Moore and Sean Bailey, Disney's new production chief. But it's unclear whether Affleck and Damon will try