Damon And Affleck Hit The Small-Screen

by Willow Green |
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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are getting together to make a 10-hour tv miniseries based on the American left-wing historian Howard Zinn's, A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present. The award-winning book traces an alternative history of America, as told from the point of view of blacks, women, war protesters, Native Americans, and the poor. The book received several mentions in Good Will Hunting - at one point Damon's character tells Robin Williams' psychiatrist character that the book "will knock you on your ass" - and the author is also a friend of the Damon family. The series is tentatively said to be a "youth-oriented" drama based on U.S. history, rather than a documentary. It's expected to air next year. We'll probably see it a year after that.

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