Matt Damon, Ben Affleck producing water-crisis movie Thirst for HBO
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are going back to the well with HBO.
The Project Greenlight duo are on board to executive produce HBO Films’ Thirst, a movie set against the backdrop of the global water crisis, EW has confirmed.
Elliott Lester (Nightingale) will direct from a script by Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond, In the Heart of the Sea).
“We are thrilled to be working with HBO on this project; we cannot think of a better partner to handle this type of film,” Damon and Affleck said in a statement. “Both Elliott and Chuck are creative forces who bring an extraordinary vision to the material, and we are very excited to be a part of it.”
Lester, Josh Weinstock, Jennifer Todd, and Drew Vinton will join Damon and Affleck as executive producers on Thirst, with Leavitt and Margaret Chernin serving as co-executive producers.
Thirst continues HBO’s working relationship with Damon and Affleck, who recently revived their moviemaking reality series Greenlight after a decade-plus absence from the premium cable channel.
Damon and Affleck of course go way back together, to the days of Good Will Hunting and Chasing Amy.