It’s been 3 years given Ben Affleck stepped behind a camera to approach his Oscar-winning “Argo,” and it now looks like he’s one step closer to removing behind in a director’s chair.
Sources tell Variety Warner Bros. has given a greenlight to Affleck’s subsequent directing gig “Live By Night,” with skeleton to start prolongation this November.
Based on Dennis Lehane’s Prohibition-era crime novel, Affleck has dictated to helm a pic for some time though starring roles in “Gone Girl” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” in that he will play a Caped Crusader, have behind a process. Insiders contend he is now prepared to tackle a venture. The initial underline Affleck directed, 2007’s “Gone Baby Gone,” was also formed on a Lehane novel.
Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller and Zoe Saldana are still trustworthy to star with Affleck also starring and producing along with Jennifer Todd by their Pearl Street banner, as good as Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran by their Appian Way banner.
Although he has several films in development, nothing are prepared for prolongation and Affleck had not committed to another film given he seemed in “The Accountant,” that filmed final spring.
Known for being prudent during a pre- and post-production process, he will be means to take a subsequent 4 months to tweak a book and not rush by a rest of a casting routine before prolongation is set to start.
WB had slated a film for Oct 7, 2016 and it’s not famous during this time if a Nov start date will force a recover date to move.
Affleck has a bustling 2016 entrance up, as he will be seen in both “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and movement thriller “The Accountant,” that will crawl in January.
He is repped by WME.
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