According to Variety, Disney's Touchstone has made a deal for a pic based on a true story that will star Ben Affleck and Matt Damon as lawyers who spent 15 years overturning a murder conviction.

The untitled drama will be scripted by Chris Murphey. Sean Bailey, who partners with Affleck and Damon in LivePlanet, will produce with Amanda Stern and Fred Bodner. LivePlanet's Daniel Pipski will exec produce.

Affleck will play Michael Banks and Damon will be J. Gordon Cooney, two lawyers at a Philadelphia firm that took on a pro bono appeal that turned into a 15-year crusade. The lawyers won nine stays of execution for death-row inmate John Thompson and finally got him exonerated of all charges.

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