Batmen reunite! Ben Affleck goofs around with George Clooney at the LA premiere of The Tender Bar – Daily Mail

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Ben Affleck and George Clooney reunited at The Tender Bar’s Los Angeles premiere at DGA Theater Complex over the weekend.

The Oscar winners, who star in and directed the movie respectively, have both played DC Comics’ Bruce Wayne/Batman as well as having a long-time friendship and on Sunday, they united in front of cameras to unveil their new movie.

The Tender Bar was the leading men’s second film collaboration after Ben’s 2012 directorial effort Argo, which George produced.  

Silver foxes: Ben Affleck and George Clooney reunited at The Tender Bar's Los Angeles premiere at DGA Theater Complex over the weekend

Silver foxes: Ben Affleck and George Clooney reunited at The Tender Bar's Los Angeles premiere at DGA Theater Complex over the weekend

Silver foxes: Ben Affleck and George Clooney reunited at The Tender Bar’s Los Angeles premiere at DGA Theater Complex over the weekend

George, 60, certainly knew how to tickle his 49-year-old pal’s funny bone as they caught up on the red carpet in joyous style. 

Affleck could not stop laughing as Clooney cracked jokes outside the 600-seat, state-of-the-art cinema.

At one point, Ben grabbed a hold of his young co-star Daniel Ranieri, 10, looking adorable in his blue suit and white sneakers.

He grinned with glee as The Justice League action star held him upside down. 

George Clooney pictured in Batman & Robin in 1997

George Clooney pictured in Batman & Robin in 1997

Ben Affleck pictured in Justice League from 2017

Ben Affleck pictured in Justice League from 2017

Holy double take! The two-time Oscar winners have both had the honor of portraying DC Comics’ Bruce Wayne/Batman on the big screen with varying degrees of success

Bromance: The Tender Bar was the leading men's second film collaboration after Ben's 2012 directorial effort Argo, which George produced

Bromance: The Tender Bar was the leading men's second film collaboration after Ben's 2012 directorial effort Argo, which George produced

Bromance: The Tender Bar was the leading men’s second film collaboration after Ben’s 2012 directorial effort Argo, which George produced

Wisecracker: The Kentucky-born 60-year-old (L) certainly knew how to tickle the Berkeley-born, Cambridge-raised 49-year-old's (R) funny bone as they caught up on the red carpet

Wisecracker: The Kentucky-born 60-year-old (L) certainly knew how to tickle the Berkeley-born, Cambridge-raised 49-year-old's (R) funny bone as they caught up on the red carpet

Wisecracker: George, 60, certainly knew how to tickle his 49-year-old pal’s funny bone as they caught up on the red carpet in joyous style

Big smiles: Affleck could not stop laughing as Clooney cracked jokes outside the 600-seat, state-of-the-art cinema

Big smiles: Affleck could not stop laughing as Clooney cracked jokes outside the 600-seat, state-of-the-art cinema

Big smiles: Affleck could not stop laughing as Clooney cracked jokes outside the 600-seat, state-of-the-art cinema

George cast Daniel to play the younger version of J. R. Moehringer, the author of the 2005 memoir upon which The Tender Bar is based.

George got in on the action, playfully grabbing on to Ranieri, who made a memorable appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! back in December. 

The story follows the author during his early years in New York City as he searches for his father while growing closer to his uncle and a group of locals at a nearby bar.  

Development on The Tender Bar began in 2013 with Hidden Figures director Theodore Melfi set to helm the film, before he exited the project. 

Come here, you! At one point, Ben grabbed a hold of his young co-star Daniel Ranieri

Come here, you! At one point, Ben grabbed a hold of his young co-star Daniel Ranieri

The young child star looked adorable in his blue suit and white sneakers

The young child star looked adorable in his blue suit and white sneakers

Come here, you! At one point, Ben grabbed a hold of his young co-star Daniel Ranieri, looking adorable in his blue suit and white sneakers

After several years of difficulties, Amazon Studios acquired the rights to the project in July 2020, with George being confirmed to spearhead the feature in December.

Ben’s role was confirmed in February, with much of the rest of the cast being added then in March.

Ben previously collaborated on the 2012 film Argo, on which George served as a producer.

On their latest flick together, a source told PEOPLE: ‘Ben is excited to be in Boston. He and George are happy to be reunited and working together again. Affleck comes prepared and ready to film. He and George are great to work with.’

Sweet face: The 10-year-old Brooklyn native grinned with glee as The Justice League action star held him upside down

Sweet face: The 10-year-old Brooklyn native grinned with glee as The Justice League action star held him upside down

Sweet face: The 10-year-old Brooklyn native grinned with glee as The Justice League action star held him upside down

Goofing around: George cast little Daniel to play the younger version of J. R. Moehringer, the author of the 2005 memoir upon which The Tender Bar is based

Goofing around: George cast little Daniel to play the younger version of J. R. Moehringer, the author of the 2005 memoir upon which The Tender Bar is based

Goofing around: George cast little Daniel to play the younger version of J. R. Moehringer, the author of the 2005 memoir upon which The Tender Bar is based

Principal photography on the upcoming project began earlier this year at various locations in and around Boston.

The rest of the cast were present – including Matt Newman, Matthew Delamater, Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe, Julie Rapaport, Christopher Lloyd, and Rhenzy Feliz.

George’s eighth directorial feature will stream on January 7 on Amazon Prime Video. 

Lockdown breakdown: Clooney got in on the action, playfully pretending to choke Ranieri, who made a memorable appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! back in December

Lockdown breakdown: Clooney got in on the action, playfully pretending to choke Ranieri, who made a memorable appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! back in December

Lockdown breakdown: Clooney got in on the action, playfully pretending to choke Ranieri, who made a memorable appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! back in December

It takes a village! The trio then posed with the rest of the cast and crew - (from L-R) Matt Newman, Matthew Delamater, Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe, Julie Rapaport, Christopher Lloyd, and Rhenzy Feliz

It takes a village! The trio then posed with the rest of the cast and crew - (from L-R) Matt Newman, Matthew Delamater, Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe, Julie Rapaport, Christopher Lloyd, and Rhenzy Feliz

It takes a village! The trio then posed with the rest of the cast and crew – (from L-R) Matt Newman, Matthew Delamater, Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe, Julie Rapaport, Christopher Lloyd, and Rhenzy Feliz

Streaming January 7 on Amazon Prime Video! George's eighth directorial feature centers on J.R. Moehringer (Sheridan) enjoying a father-son bond with his bartender Uncle Charlie (Affleck)

Streaming January 7 on Amazon Prime Video! George's eighth directorial feature centers on J.R. Moehringer (Sheridan) enjoying a father-son bond with his bartender Uncle Charlie (Affleck)

Streaming January 7 on Amazon Prime Video! George’s eighth directorial feature centers on J.R. Moehringer (Sheridan) enjoying a father-son bond with his bartender Uncle Charlie (Affleck)

The Long Island-set drama will also hit limited US theaters on December 18.

Before suiting up, Ben and his ex-fiancé and rekindled flame Jennifer Lopez attended an event at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

Ben and the Bronx-born 52-year-old – who began texting each other again in February – are ‘making it work’ despite their demanding schedules and children.

‘This is their life together now,’ a source close to Jennifer told People on Wednesday.     

Inseparable: Before suiting up, the Eastern Congo Initiative co-founder and his ex-fiancé Jennifer Lopez (R) attended an event at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood

Inseparable: Before suiting up, the Eastern Congo Initiative co-founder and his ex-fiancé Jennifer Lopez (R) attended an event at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood

Inseparable: Before suiting up, the Eastern Congo Initiative co-founder and his ex-fiancé Jennifer Lopez (R) attended an event at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood

'This is their life together now': Ben and the Bronx-born 52-year-old - who began texting each other again in February - are 'making it work' despite their demanding schedules and children

'This is their life together now': Ben and the Bronx-born 52-year-old - who began texting each other again in February - are 'making it work' despite their demanding schedules and children

‘This is their life together now’: Ben and the Bronx-born 52-year-old – who began texting each other again in February – are ‘making it work’ despite their demanding schedules and children

'Bennifer' first dated between 2002-2004 before making their rekindled romance public in late April

'Bennifer' first dated between 2002-2004 before making their rekindled romance public in late April

A source close to Jennifer told People on Wednesday: 'They will see each other when they can'

A source close to Jennifer told People on Wednesday: 'They will see each other when they can'

Finally settling down? ‘Bennifer’ first dated between 2002-2004 before making their rekindled romance public in late April

‘They will see each other when they can.’

‘Bennifer’ first dated between 2002-2004 before making their rekindled romance public in late April.

Audiences can next catch Affleck as Count Pierre d’Alençon in Ridley Scott’s 14th century revenge drama The Last Duel, which hits US/UK theaters October 15.

The Way Back actor and his BFF Matt Damon co-starred, co-wrote, and co-produced the period flick also featuring Adam Driver and Jodie Comer.

Hitting US/UK theaters October 15! Audiences can next catch Affleck as Count Pierre d'Alençon in Ridley Scott's 14th century revenge drama The Last Duel

Hitting US/UK theaters October 15! Audiences can next catch Affleck as Count Pierre d'Alençon in Ridley Scott's 14th century revenge drama The Last Duel

Hitting US/UK theaters October 15! Audiences can next catch Affleck as Count Pierre d’Alençon in Ridley Scott’s 14th century revenge drama The Last Duel

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