First Look: Wacky Ben Affleck in Mike Judge's Extract
We're not trying to condone gossip, but this photo of Ben Affleck from the set of Extract is pretty wacky. Back in late August we announced that Affleck would be joining Mike Judge's latest comedy about a flower-extract plant owner. I remember writing that he's so much better at directing than acting and should stay behind the camera, but if he can be used well in this film, then I might give him a pass. Affleck's crazy hair is the first move in the right direction. Now he just needs to stay funny and not stupid and we're golden. Affleck will play an ambulance-chasing lawyer who is Jason Bateman's best friend in the film.
These photos come to us today from Just Jared (via SlashFilm). I wish we could see what Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis look like in Extract as well. I'm really trying to get a feeling for how Judge's next film will be, since early set photos of Idiocracy looked terrible, and I don't want this to turn out bad. This photo doesn't really shed any light on the production, so I guess we'll have to hold out for more in the future.
Extract follows the personal and professional problems endured by the owner of a flower-extract plant.
Extract is both written and directed by Mike Judge, of Office Space and Idiocracy previously, as well as TV shows like "Beavis and Butt-Head" and "King of the Hill". Jason Bateman stars and is joined by Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, and Clifton Collins Jr. Miramax is distributing Extract sometime in 2009.
Is that Ben trying on his best Keanu Reeves costume? I have faith in Mike Judge and hopefully this will be his mainstream breakthrough... as long as he doesn't go mainstream and cop out (You know who you are!)
The Lee on Sep 14, 2008
That's the BEST Affleck has EVER looked!!! The longer hair and beard definately suit him, he finally looks like a handsome masculine man!
Jaye on Sep 14, 2008
Something tells me it'll be a Diedrich Bader type character from Office Space. I'm looking forward to Extract.
peteer on Sep 15, 2008
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