Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 1 November 2014

Affleck set for African thriller

Ben Affleck is to make a political thriller set in Africa

Ben Affleck is in talks to star in and direct a political thriller set in Africa.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker is taking to the director's chair for the fifth time with the as-yet-untitled movie for Warner Bros, reported Deadline.

The "big-scale action" movie, which will be written by Will Staples, is about a group of mercenaries who are hired to kill a warlord, who has been victimising his own people.

Ben will also produce the political film - which will be " an examination of the moral ambiguities of how philanthropy and foreign assistance veers into modern-day neocolonialism" - with Matt Damon and Jennifer Todd through their Pearl Street production company.

The 41-year-old star, who is set to don the cape to play Batman in Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel sequel, previously directed Gone Baby Gone, The Town and political thriller Argo.

Ben's next outing as a director will be Live By Night, a period crime drama which he also adapted from Dennis Lehane's novel of the same name. He will also star in it.

The actor, last seen in Runner, Runner with Gemma Arterton and Justin Timberlake, will next star opposite Rosamund Pike in David Fincher's big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Scorpio:

Trust your intuition about a career matter. If you're not happy in your current field, it's time to change direction. To get a foothold in another industry, you will have to get training. Enrol in a course that will give you a license or certificate. It may take months or even years to reach your goal, but there is no time like the present. Any goal worth attaining involves personal sacrifice. Stop waiting for a miracle to occur. Take charge of your destiny.More