Belfast Telegraph

Affleck 'mulls over' directing role

Ben Affleck is reportedly considering another directing role on a new film about a real-life undercover FBI sting.

The actor, who co-wrote, directed and stars in critically-acclaimed crime drama The Town, is mulling over the script for American Bulls**t, according to Deadline.

The tale, penned by The International scriptwriter Eric Warren Singer, is based on the true story of Abscam, the secret FBI-led operation in the 1980s to root out corruption in the US Congress.

Ben, who made his directorial debut in 2007 with Gone Baby Gone, is said to be looking into several other projects including The Trade, a film about a wife swap by New York Yankees pitchers, and Replay, an adaptation of the Ken Grimwood novel about a middle-aged radio journalist who dies and wakes up in his 18-year-old body.

The Good Will Hunting star recently picked up the chairman's award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival award for The Town, which also stars Rebecca Hall and Mad Men's Jon Hamm.


From Belfast Telegraph