George Clooney to direct Ben Affleck in The Tender Bar eight years after they won Oscars for Argo

They won an Oscar together as producers of the 2012 drama Argo.

And on Wednesday, Deadline.com reported that Ben Affleck and George Clooney are teaming up again for the Amazon Studios movie The Tender Bar.

This time around, Clooney will be in the director’s chair with Affleck in the lead role on the coming-of-age story set on New York’s Long Island.  

Reunited: They won an Oscar together as producers of the 2012 drama Argo. And on Wednesday, Deadline.com reported that Ben Affleck and George Clooney are teaming up again for the Amazon Studios movie The Tender Bar

Reunited: They won an Oscar together as producers of the 2012 drama Argo. And on Wednesday, Deadline.com reported that Ben Affleck and George Clooney are teaming up again for the Amazon Studios movie The Tender Bar

Reunited: They won an Oscar together as producers of the 2012 drama Argo. And on Wednesday, Deadline.com reported that Ben Affleck and George Clooney are teaming up again for the Amazon Studios movie The Tender Bar

The Tender Bar is based on the memoir by journalist and novelist J.R. Moehringer.

It tells the story of a boy growing up on Long Island who seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle’s bar.

Amazon will no doubt have high hopes for the collaboration between the two A-listers. 

In addition to Oscar glory, their movie Argo earned a string of awards including Golden Globes.

The drama, which Affleck directed as well as starred in, was based on the true story of CIA operative Tony Mendez who orchestrated the escape of six Americans from Iran during the hostage crisis in 1979.

Touching drama: The Tender Bar is based on the memoir by journalist and novelist J.R. Moehringer. It tells the story of a boy growing up on Long Island who seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle's bar

Touching drama: The Tender Bar is based on the memoir by journalist and novelist J.R. Moehringer. It tells the story of a boy growing up on Long Island who seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle's bar

Touching drama: The Tender Bar is based on the memoir by journalist and novelist J.R. Moehringer. It tells the story of a boy growing up on Long Island who seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle’s bar

Critically acclaimed: The news comes as Affleck's performance as a high school basketball coach in search of redemption in The Way Back is tipped for awards season glory

Critically acclaimed: The news comes as Affleck's performance as a high school basketball coach in search of redemption in The Way Back is tipped for awards season glory

Critically acclaimed: The news comes as Affleck’s performance as a high school basketball coach in search of redemption in The Way Back is tipped for awards season glory

Oscar worthy: Clooney, too, is considered an awards contender for apocalyptic drama The Midnight Sky, which he directed and starred in

Oscar worthy: Clooney, too, is considered an awards contender for apocalyptic drama The Midnight Sky, which he directed and starred in

Oscar worthy: Clooney, too, is considered an awards contender for apocalyptic drama The Midnight Sky, which he directed and starred in

It’s been a busy time for Affleck this year as he wrapped up filming on Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel with Matt Damon and Adam Driver as well as recently completing reshoots for the Adrian Lyne thriller Deep Water with Ana de Armas. 

He is also signing on to direct The Big Goodbye, about the making of the classic movie Chinatown.

The news  of the new collaboration between Affleck, 48, and Clooney, 59, comes as prepare for the upcoming awards season where they will both be contenders.

Affleck is in the spotlight for his critically-acclaimed performance as a high school basketball coach in search of one last shot at redemption in The Way Back.

Clooney, meanwhile, is considered a double threat at the 2021 Oscars for directing and starring in the apocalyptic drama The Midnight Sky. 

True story: Argo was directed by Affleck who also starred as CIA operative Tony Mendez who orchestrated the escape of six Americans from Iran during the hostage crisis in 1979

True story: Argo was directed by Affleck who also starred as CIA operative Tony Mendez who orchestrated the escape of six Americans from Iran during the hostage crisis in 1979

True story: Argo was directed by Affleck who also starred as CIA operative Tony Mendez who orchestrated the escape of six Americans from Iran during the hostage crisis in 1979

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