Ben Affleck To Direct & Star In Africa-Set Thriller For Warner Bros.
October 25, 2013 17:04 | Updated: 5 weeks 4 days Ago
It's learned that Will Staples will writing the next project set to be directed by and starring Ben Affleck in what is described as an African set thriller.
The as-of-yet untitled new movie is described as a movie where mercenaries are hired to kill a warlord in Africa who has been victimizing his own people.
Deadline further describes the the film as a "big-scale" and as both an action movie and an examination of the moral ambiguities of how philanthropy and foreign assistance veers into modern day neocolonialism.
It's also stated the film will track how involvement in the affairs of foreign countries is always a good deal more complicated than anticipated in the planning stages, comparing it to Argo, which netted Ben Affleck the Best Picture Oscar.
Onboard as producers are Staples, Matt Damon and Jennifer Todd.
Ben Affleck has three movies coming up with Gone Girl, directing/starring in Live By Night, and teaming up with Henry Cavill in the Zack Snyder-directed Batman Vs. Superman movie.