Monday, September 15, 2008
Affleck Gets Back Behind The Camera
As I'm sure most of you know, I thought Affleck's directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, was pretty awesome for a first attempt. So it greatly pleases me to bring you news that Warner Brothers has hired Ben to rewrite, direct, and star in a movie called The Town, which is based on a book called Prince of Thieves (no, not that one).
The plot surrounds a thief who falls in love with the bank manager of a bank he has robbed while an FBI man is close to discovering his operation. The movie is set in Massachusetts, obviously hallowed ground for the man who owns an Oscar for co-writing Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon. Cool - sounds like that George Clooney/Jennifer Lopez joint ten years ago called Out of Sight, but hopefully better. Have faith, Affleck fans.