The true-life story of a great American sex scandal has been drafted to the big leagues.

Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is finally going ahead with 'The Trade,' the story of two New York Yankees who sparked a national scandal when they traded wives. (Teammates Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich stunned the country during spring training 1973 when they announced they had fallen in love with each other's wives and would be ... well, trading.) The true-life story of a great American sex scandal has been drafted to the big leagues.

Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is finally going ahead with 'The Trade,' the story of two New York Yankees who sparked a national scandal when they traded wives. (Teammates Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich stunned the country during spring training 1973 when they announced they had fallen in love with each other's wives and would be ... well, trading.)

The project has been in development for some time, with diehard Red Sox fans Ben Affleck and Matt Damon interested in donning Yankees uniforms and taking on the roles of Peterson and Kekich, respectively. Affleck is now attached to direct the project and will be working on a rewrite of the script with original screenwriter David Mandel ('EuroTrip').

Ben Affleck is on his way to a great directing career, having made a strong first impression with his adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel 'Gone Baby Gone.' Advance buzz for his latest directorial effort, 'The Town,' a crime drama starring Blake Lively and Jon Hamm, is also strong.
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