Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were married in 2022, 20 years after they first got engaged

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are expanding their relationship to be professional as well as personal.

Affleck and Matt Damon have announced that following their first film “Air,” their new production company Artists Equity will be making a biopic of Anthony Robles, a champion wrestler who was born with one leg, and Lopez will star in the movie.

In an interview with CBS News, Affleck was asked about the rumors that have been swirling that Lopez would appear in the film, and he jokingly tried to steer the question in a different direction, saying that he could give the name of the actor who would play Robles.

When pushed, he said, “We always hire the very best performers. And in this case, I can say every single person that’s been cast so far I think is the very absolute best choice.”

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in tuxedos

The interviewer called him out for “dancing around” the question, and that’s when he confirmed “Yes, I believe Jennifer Lopez may be doing that movie.”

“Can’t make it look like she’s doing it as a favor to me, but actually she is,” he laughed.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez smile Grammys

Speaking about the prospect of working with both his wife and longtime best friend Damon, he said, “What fun, what a joy to do something with her, see her be great, go to work with your wife, go to work with your best friend.

“Because ultimately, like, your work becomes the lion’s share of what defines your life, in terms of the time you spend. And if you don’t like who you’re working with, and if you have difficulty or trouble at work, I think it’s one of the things that can really cause depression, anxiety and pain for people.”

He added, “And conversely, you love the people at work, you probably have a pretty good life, you know?”

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are caught by cameras as they leave a Broadway show.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are set to work together in his upcoming film. (James Devaney/Getty Images)

Affleck and Damon have been friends for most of their lives, having met in their hometown in Massachusetts when they were small children.