The Movie About Michael Jordan’s Nike Deal Is Getting an Absurdly Good Cast

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By Tobias Carroll Given the positive reception Adam Sandler’s Hustle is getting — to say nothing of the popularity of films ranging from Jerry Maguire to Moneyball — it’s safe to say that audiences respond to a well-made behind-the-scenes sports movie. And the story of how Nike came to work with Michael Jordan — a deal that had a seismic impact on the worlds of sport, style and celebrity — certainly fits that bill. As a new article at The Hollywood Reporter reveals, Ben Affleck is set to direct a film inspired by that moment in history. He’s set to star in it as well, playing Phil Knight, whil…

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