Ben Affleck Plans Geopolitical Thriller Set in Africa
As he prepares to play Batman in the highly-anticipated Batman Vs. Superman, Ben Affleck's directing career seems to be showing no signs of slowing down. Warner Bros. and Pearl Street Films have acquired an untitled thriller for the multi-hyphenate to star in and direct.
Will Staples (World's Most Wanted) is writing the script, which is set in Africa and follows a group of mercenaries hired to kill a ruthless warlord. The project is described as an action movie that also explores themes of philanthropy and the moral ambiguities of foreign assistance in other countries. Ben Affleck hatched the original idea for the movie, which he pitched to Will Staples.