Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Thriller ‘RIP’ Set to Land at Netflix

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In a move set to excite fans of their collaborative work, Netflix has acquired the rights to “RIP,” a thriller feature directed by Joe Carnahan. The project is backed by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s production company, Artists Equity, marking another milestone in their longstanding creative partnership.

Both Damon and Affleck will not only co-star in the film but also take on producer roles. Plot details for “RIP” have not yet been disclosed, maintaining a veil of intrigue around the project.

According to THR, discussions surrounding the film package had been circulating within the industry last month, with plans targeting a fall commencement for filming.

The duo, celebrated for their Academy Award-winning screenplay for “Good Will Hunting,” most recently shared the screen in Amazon’s “Air,” directed by Affleck. Their on-screen chemistry has been evident in films like “Dogma,” “The Last Duel,” and even a memorable Dunkin’ Donuts commercial during this year’s Super Bowl.

Artists Equity, founded with the mission of offering profit participation to a broader array of cast and crew members, has been behind notable projects. These include Affleck’s sequel to “The Accountant” and “Unstoppable,” starring Jennifer Lopez, both recently picked up by Amazon MGM Studios. Additionally, the company is producing the Cillian Murphy-led drama “Small Things Like These,” slated for release by Lionsgate.

Looking ahead, Damon is set to star opposite Casey Affleck in the Doug Liman-directed Apple film “The Instigators,” also under Artists Equity, scheduled for release next month. Meanwhile, Affleck’s recent credits include Robert Rodriguez’s 2023 thriller “Hypnotic.”

Joe Carnahan, known for his directorial work on films like “Copshop,” “The Grey,” “Smokin’ Aces,” and “Narc,” brings a seasoned perspective to “RIP.”


Deadline initially reported Netflix’s acquisition of “RIP,” underscoring the streaming giant’s ongoing strategy to bolster its slate with high-profile projects featuring A-list talent.

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