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Ben Affleck May Direct Black Listed Screenplay 'American Bullshit'

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January 18, 2011
Source: The Wrap

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After turning down the chance to direct Tales from the Gangster Squad for Warner Brothers, director Ben Affleck is still looking for another project to follow-up The Town. We've already heard that he's interested in adapting Replay for Warner Bros, and he's had The Trade in his backpocket for a while now, but a new project has just surfaced. The Wrap reports the actor-turned-director is looking at American Bullshit, a script that was #30 on last year's Black List that tells the true story of Abscam, the FBI's 1980 undercover sting operation of Congress to root out corruption which was the brainchild of the world's greatest con man.

Atlas Entertainment producers Charles Roven (The Dark Knight) and Richard Suckle (The International) are behind the project along with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Once again, Affleck has not yet made a decision about American Bullshit, but it's definitely in the running to be his next directing gig. Personally, I think I'm more interested in seeing The Trade get off the ground since it could also involve Damon and seeing the Good Will Hunting duo (who bleed Boston Red) tackle a project involving the Yankees just sounds delightful. Of course, you never know what he'll take on next. What do you want to see Affleck direct next?

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  • Hattori Hanzo
    Ethan, as much as I'd like to see him team up with Damon again, the idea of yet another sports movie, especially baseball is not somehting I'd like to see. Baseball movies are about as exciting (zzz...zzz...)as the game itself.
  • WB Exec
    He should direct Armageddon II or Paycheck II. LOL
    • Anonymous
      wasn't really that funnny, guy.
  • Anonymous
    The Town was very good and was unfairly compared to Heat and that's why I think it got a lot of bad press, Affleck is a talented director and this project sounds very good. I'm in.

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