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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon to reunite on thriller 'Animals'

Ben Affleck (R) will direct Matt Damon in the kidnapping thriller "Animals," coming to Netflix. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Ben Affleck (R) will direct Matt Damon in the kidnapping thriller "Animals," coming to Netflix. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Friends and frequent collaborators Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are reuniting on a new film.

Netflix announced Thursday that Affleck will direct Damon in the kidnapping thriller Animals.

Connor McIntyre wrote the script, with revisions by Billy Ray. Affleck and Damon will produce with Dani Bernfeld, Brad Weston and Collin Creighton, with Michael Joe and Kevin Halloran as executive producers.

Affleck and Damon most recently worked together on the Amazon Studios film Air, which opened in theaters in April.

The pair previously collaborated on such films as Good Will Hunting and The Last Duel.

Ben Affleck (R) and Matt Damon attend the "Project Greenlight" Season 4 premiere in 2014. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Ben Affleck (R) and Matt Damon attend the "Project Greenlight" Season 4 premiere in 2014. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Affleck will also appear in his wife Jennifer Lopez's narrative film This is Me...Now: A Love Story, which premieres Feb. 16 on Prime Video.