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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon want to produce a TV show

The Oscar winning duo is pitching an ”indie filmmaking” program

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Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
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”Good Will Hunting”: the TV series? Not exactly, but sources say Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have been shopping around a reality show that takes viewers behind the scenes of an indie movie. The Oscar-winning duo (and their Miramax-based production company) plan to recruit an indie auteur via the Internet who would then allow cameras to capture his vision coming to life.

”They were pretty passionate about the idea,” said one Big Four exec. ”I think they wanted to do it based on their experience [making] ‘Good Will Hunting.’ They want to give somebody else that kind of shot.” Affleck and Damon had no trouble getting the nets to hear their pitch, but finding a buyer is a different story; one exec says Miramax is asking too steep a price for a 13-episode order (though Affleck and Damon DID promise to appear in some episodes). But even if the show doesn’t get picked up, the actors have still created a stir: ”I rarely get flummoxed by people,” says one exec. ”And I definitely was flummoxed by them.”

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