The project was initially picked upby Warner Bros.-based Silver Pictures in March as a spec written by F. Scott Frazier.
Affleck has been moving almost non-stop as a filmmaker since his directorial debut, 2007’s Gone Baby Gone. His follow-up, the 2010 crime thriller The Town, grossed $154 million worldwide and generated an Oscar nomination for co-star Jeremy Renner. Affleck has proven himself to be especially adept at making thrillers on tight budgets while garnering acclaim for his actors.
Affleck, repped by WME, just this week began shooting Argo, a drama set during the Iran hostage crisis involving a CIA team going undercover as a sci-fi film crew. The movie is shooting in Los Angeles and will also briefly shoot in Istanbul, Turkey.
Sarah Schechter is overseeing with Chantal Nong for the studio.
-Joey's Two Cents: It does sound a bit gimmicky to me, but I'm more than sold on Affleck's directing talent, so I'm in if this happens...thoughts?