Jay Roach to Helm 1970s Baseball Scandal Tale The Trade

Jay Roach (The Campaign, Game Change) is set to direct Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Trade, Variety reports. The film is being produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Jennifer Todd through Pearl Street Films and features a screenplay by Affleck, his brother Casey and Dave Mandel.

The Trade is based on real-life players Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich, who, in 1973, revealed that they had been swapping wives and fell for each other’s partners. Although Damon and the elder Affleck had originally planned to star, that no longer appears to be the case.

Roach is also developing the biopic Trumbo with Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren slated to headline.

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