Ben Affleck to Direct and Star in Geopolitical Thriller Set in Africa for Warner Bros.

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Before he dons the cape and cowl, Ben Affleck will develop a geopolitical thriller set in Africa for Warner Bros.  Affleck is expected to direct and star in the big-scale actioner, which has Will Staples (Myth) on board to script.  The story centers on a group of mercenaries who are hired to kill a warlord who has been victimizing his own people.  As Deadline puts it, in addition to the action, there’s also “an examination of the moral ambiguities of how philanthropy and foreign assistance veers into modern day neocolonialism”, because that’s what all the kids want these days.  Continuing a theme from his Oscar-winning film Argo, the untitled picture will also explore how the reality on the ground of foreign countries is always more complicated than assumed in the initial planning stages.  Affleck will produce alongside Matt Damon and Jennifer Todd through their Warner Bros-based Pearl Street production company.




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  • GrimReaper07

    How many movies is Ben Affleck set to direct now?

    • Dude

      ALL of ‘em!

    • Dude

      ALL of ‘em!

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    • Tom

      I’m not surprised that he gets so many offers. His three feature-length films were made excellent.

    • Tom

      I’m not surprised that he gets so many offers. His three feature-length films were made excellent.

  • GrimReaper07

    How many movies is Ben Affleck set to direct now?

  • Faptain America

    Can we all stop saying “don the cowl” now?

    • The Flobbit

      I was about to say the same thing.

  • Faptain America

    Can we all stop saying “don the cowl” now?

  • T

    What a difference 10 years make!
    Good Director….has a real chance of becoming Great…

  • T

    What a difference 10 years make!
    Good Director….has a real chance of becoming Great…

  • busterqiw508

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    • The Flobbit

      I hope your friends’ stepmother falls into a manhole and dies.

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  • The Flobbit

    With the words “Geopolitical” you hooked me. His rather small powers as an actor are dwarfed by his brilliance as a director. I will definitely be keeping an eye on this.

  • GunzOfNavarone

    I thought I read he was doing an intensive training regime of 2 hours a day in the gym for batman?.. – I can hardly see he’d have the time to invest in that if he’s directing a movie. I really hope he bulks up for the role.

    • Spicerpalooza

      That would leave 22 hours for him to work on another movie. Assuming he sleeps 8 hours a day, then he’s got 14 hours left.

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  • Nomis1700

    Ben Affleck is going good. Love his directed films and I’m looking forward to Gone Girl and of course him as Batman.

  • alk

    Wow how many projects is Ben Affleck attaching himself to? Doesn’t it sort of concern anyone that maybe Ben isn’t going to be actually playing BATMAN as much as anyone had expected…maybe he’s playing Bruce Wayne for the most part in SVsB. Now it would be a totally different story if Ben was directing it too, i just have to be a little concerned that maybe with all this SPARE time he has, he’s only gonna be doing the bare minimum for his batman. He’s also recently stated his reluctance in playing batman. THAT DOES NOT MAKE ME FEEL VERY CONFIDENT.

  • Colonel_Neville_Wraithchild

    it seems that ben affleck really likes work on movies with political underlines in them, so it might be a clue of what we can expect from batman/superman, because everybody knows that the line of dialogue used in comic con’s big reveal comes from “the dark knight returns” and it’s no secret either that that story shows the political consequences of having someone as batman loose on the streets, let alone superman who in the comic was already the government’s tool, but in the movie it could be more of a liability, as he already shown in MoS. So i’m thinking batman/ superman could be a cross between TDKR and Public Enemies.

  • Colonel_Neville_Wraithchild

    it seems that ben affleck really likes work on movies with political underlines in them, so it might be a clue of what we can expect from batman/superman, because everybody knows that the line of dialogue used in comic con’s big reveal comes from “the dark knight returns” and it’s no secret either that that story shows the political consequences of having someone as batman loose on the streets, let alone superman who in the comic was already the government’s tool, but in the movie it could be more of a liability, as he already shown in MoS. So i’m thinking batman/ superman could be a cross between TDKR and Public Enemies.

  • jonstewart

    “Yeeeeheeesss world domination is currently going according to plan. MOHOOHHOOHHAHAHAHAHAAHA”

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