‘Animals’ Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Netflix Movie: What We Know So Far

The latest on the highly anticipated duos first foray onto Netflix.

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One of the biggest creative duos of Hollywood in the last two and a half decades is Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who have collaborated on many projects together. Their latest endeavor will be landing exclusively on Netflix. The movie is called Animals and is described as a thriller that revolves around a kidnapping. Here’s what we know:

Netflix’s Animals will be directed by Ben Affleck himself, whose directing credits include such award-winning movies Air and Argo. Connor McIntyre penned the script with revisions by Billy Ray (The Hunger Games, Terminator: Dark Fate).

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The film will be produced by Affleck, Damon and Dani Bernfeld of Artists Equity and Brad Weston and Collin Creighton of MakeReady, who developed the project in partnership with Fifth Season.

What’s the plot of Animals?

The plot for Netflix’s Animals remains tightly under wraps. The only thing that’s known to us is that it’s a thriller, and it revolves around a kidnapping.

Here’s the logline for Netflix’s Animals:

When the son of L.A. Mayoral Candidate Milo Bradford (Damon) is kidnapped, he and his wife have a few hours to come up with the ransom payment. With most of their money spent on his political campaign, they have to get their hands dirty and exposing a side of their lives they never intended to see the light of day.

Who is cast in Animals?

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It has been officially announced that Matt Damon will star in Netflix’s Animals. Damon’s most recent credits include the Oscar-favorite Oppenheimer as well as Air and The Last Duel, both of which involved Ben Affleck either starring or directing.

On February 15th, The Insneider reported that Jennifer Garner was “in talks” for a starring role in the film. Her role would be Damon’s character’s wife.

No other cast members are know at this stage and Affleck is reportedly not expected to star.

What’s the production status of Animals?

As of February 2024, Netflix’s Animals is in deep pre-production with the cameras planned to start rolling on February 27, 2024. Production is set to be wrapped on April 5, 2024. Filming will take place in Los Angeles, California.

What’s the Netflix release date for Animals?

As the movie is still in the very early stages, it’s too early to speak of any concrete release dates. With filming wrapping in April 2024, we can most likely expect Animals to be released on Netflix sometime in 2025.

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Tigran is our resident previews writer. He works on collecting everything known about upcoming Netflix Original projects and also is editor-in-chief of Redanian Intelligence. Resides in France.