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Hoping to capture the chemistry that won them both Oscars for their film, Good Will Hunting, Variety Magazine is reporting that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will be starring in a remake of A River Runs Through It. According to Variety, the film will be directed by Academy Award Winning Director Robert Zemekis of Forest Gump fame and has already begun preliminary shooting.
Affleck, who picked up fly fishing on the set of his wife's film Catch and Release, will play the role of Norman Maclean and Damon will star as Norman's troubled younger brother Paul. Craig Schiffer, who played Norman in the original film, has agreed to play the part of the Reverend John Maclean and Tom Skerrit will have a cameo role as the elder Maclean. Rounding out the cast are Jessica Alba as Jesse Burns, Don Draper from Mad Men as Jesse's lovable brother Neil, and Cyndi, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" Lauper will play Neil's bar fly babe Rawhide.