Ben Affleck is to direct ‘Keeper of The Misplaced Cities’.
The 48-year-old star is about to helm Disney’s live-action tackle the best-selling ebook sequence of the identical title by Shannon Messenger.
Ben can even produce the film by his Pearl Road banner is adapting the script with Kate Gritmon. Madison Ainley can also be concerned within the film as an government producer.
Within the novel, a telepathic woman should determine why she is the important thing to her brand-new world earlier than the improper particular person discovers the reply first. When 12-year-old Sophie lastly discovers the place her distinctive potential comes from, she learns that she’s truly not human however comes from one other world that exists side-by-side with ours.
Ben has beforehand directed flicks corresponding to ‘Stay By Night time’ and ‘Argo’ – which bagged him an Academy Award for Greatest Image.
He’s additionally set helm a brand new undertaking concerning the making of ‘Chinatown’ which chronicles the making of the enduring 1974 flick which starred Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway and was directed by Roman Polanski.
Ben will each write and direct the upcoming film, which will probably be titled ‘The Large Goodbye’ because it adapts the ebook ‘The Large Goodbye: Chinatown and the Final Years of Hollywood’ by creator Sam Wasson.
The writer’s description of ‘Goodbye’ reads: “Right here is Jack Nicholson on the top of his powers, as compelling a film star as there has ever been, embarking on his nice, doomed love affair with Anjelica Huston.
“Right here is director Roman Polanski, each predator and prey, haunted by the savage demise of his spouse, returning to Los Angeles, the scene of the crime, the place the seeds of his personal self-destruction are shortly planted.
“Right here is the fevered deal making of “The Child” Robert Evans, probably the most consummate of producers. Right here too is Robert Towne’s fabled script, broadly thought of the best authentic screenplay ever written.
“Wasson for the primary time peels off layers of delusion to offer the true account of its creation.”