Ben Affleck is about to wear a lot of hats in his new town. According to Variety, the actor has signed on to star, rewrite the script and direct The Town for Warner Bros.

The film will be based on the novel "The Prince of Thieves" by Chuck Hogan and will be set in the Boston suburb of Charlestown, Mass., a similar locale to the Boston suburb in Affleck's directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone.

Affleck is rewriting the script from Peter Craig and Hogan and Adriene Lynne was previously attached to direct. The film surrounds Affleck's lead character, a lifelong thief who becomes attracted to a bank manager.

No production schedule was released for the film.