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Written by Arkansas Free Press Staff

It is said that Goodwill Hunting was originally about a math genius and his friend trying to one up the government. "That's how Matt Damon and Ben Affleck conceived it, with the idea that they'd play the leads. When the producers at Castle Rock bought the screenplay (after a bidding war), head honcho Rob Reiner told the writers that they really had two movies here: the action-comedy about a reluctant whiz kid trying not to be recruited by the CIA, and the character drama about a genius and his shrink. He left it to them to decide which part of the story would survive." Read more here:


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