Af­fleck, Da­mon pro­duc­ing Show­time drama pi­lot

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — Show­time says Os­car-win­ning film­mak­ers Ben Af­fleck and Matt Da­mon are re-team­ing off-screen for a new one-hour drama pi­lot. The prospec­tive new se­ries, “City on a Hill,’’ is based on an idea by Af­fleck and Da­mon, and fo­cuses on Bos­ton in the early 1990s. The city was then rife with vi­o­lent crim­i­nals em­bold­ened by lo­cal law en­force­ment agen­cies where cor­rup­tion and racism was the norm. Then it all sud­denly changed. The se­ries is a fic­tional ac­count of what was called “the Bos­ton Mir­a­cle.’’ No cast mem­bers were an­nounced by Show­time. Af­fleck and Da­mon will be among the project’s ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers. They shared a best screen­play Os­car for their 1998 break­out film, “Good Will Hunt­ing,’’ in which they also co-starred.

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