Ben Affleck’s acting credits may have been widely criticised in the past, but his directorial debut has earned Affleck a mountain of praise from the big bad movie world, and looks to have given him the opportunity to turn his camera hand to the big screen adaptation of Chuck Hogan’s novel ‘The Prince of Thieves’.
According to Variety, Affleck, whose direction of ‘Gone Baby Gone’ was criticially acclaimed, has been scouted by Warner Bros to not only sit in the director’s chair once again, but to also rewrite and star in the movie which will be released under the title ‘The Town’.
Affleck is to take on the role of a career thief who falls for the manager of a bank in Boston, Massachusetts – the same settling as the child kidnapping thiller, ‘Gone Baby Gone’.
Variety also reports that Affleck is rewriting the original script penned by Peter Craig, Hogan and himself.
Adrian Lyne, the man behind ‘Indecent Proposal’, was originally hired to direct the movie, but has pulled out.
Source: Digital Spy