Jay Roach Teaming with Ben Affleck for New Period Drama The Trade Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.08.2014
Based on a true story…
Variety reports that Jay Roach will direct The Trade for Warner Bros. The film is being produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Jennifer Todd through Pearl Street Film.
Affleck co-wrote the script with his brother, Casey, and Dave Mandel. The film follows the tue-story of baseball players Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich who revealed in 1973 that they swapped wives and fell for each other's partners.
Damon and Affleck were originally planning to star in the film, but that no longer appears to be the case.