[Movies] Ben Affleck Eyeing Role in New Geopolitical Thriller
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.25.2013
He may direct as well...
Ben Affleck may be adding a new film to his slate. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. Pictures and Pearl Street Films are developing an as-yet-untitled thriller that will be written by Will Staples and may be a directing and starring vehicle for Affleck.
The thriller is reportedly is set in Africa, where a bunch of mercenaries are hired to kill a warlord who has been victimizing his own people. The film is both an action movie and an examination of the moral ambiguities of how philanthropy and foreign assistance veers into modern day neocolonialism. It also tracks how involvement in the affairs of foreign countries is always a good deal more complicated than anticipated in the planning stages.