A play which takes a tongue-in-cheek look at Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s life before fame is back — 13 years after it became an Off Broadway hit.
Matt & Ben, written by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers, looks at what life could have been like for the friends before they shot to superstardom with their film Good Will Hunting.
Instead of actually penning the script for the 1997 hit movie like they did in real life, in the play it just drops on to their table from out of nowhere as if by magic.
It is set in 1995, and sees the pair imagine famous encounters to come as they work on an adaptation of JD Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.
The play comes against a completely different backdrop to 2003 when it was first shown — both Affleck and Damon having long-ago cemented their celebrity credentials, with Affleck as Batman and Damon the long-running star of the super-popular Jason Bourne films.
The pair are still best friends though, with Affleck only last week posting an old picture of him and Damon together on Instagram with the hashtag #NationalBestFriendsDay.