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'Safe House' Director Boards 'Boston Strong' But Casey Affleck Exits

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November 18, 2014
Source: Variety

Daniel Espinosa

Just last month, we learned that Casey Affleck was tapped to star in Boston Strong, an adaptation of the book of the same name by by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge about the titular city's reaction to the Patriot Day bombing of the Boston Marathon and also the hunt for the two siblings wanted in connection with the bombings. However, as 20th Century Fox has picked up the script by The Fighter writing duo Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy, it has been revealed that a deal with Affleck could not be reached, and he's no longer involved. However, the project does have a new director in talks to help move the project along. Read on!

Variety reports Safe House director Daniel Espinosa is now in talks to tackle the real-life drama that was once planned to be a miniseries, but ended up turning into a feature film. The rights to the book were optioned in the summer of 2013, and the film has been developing slowly ever since. Espinosa is finishing up his thriller Child 44 starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman, and it's not clear how soon the project would get off the ground at Fox. With Affleck out of the picture, Fox will need a new leading man for the film, so stay tuned to see who steps up to the plate.

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Much less excited now.

DAVIDPD on Nov 18, 2014

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