Ben Affleck has stepped in front of and behind the camera back and forth for sometime now. His last effort was the highly praised The Town, while his upcoming film Argo will have him both starring and directing the period piece action film. Now, Warner Brothers is looking into more buisness with the actor yet again, and this time for a genre Affleck is certainly no stranger to: politics.
Heat Vision reports that the studio has approached Affleck to star in the upcoming political comedy Nathan Decker. Tom Cruise was originally attached to star in the project, fromCrazy, Stupid, Love writer Dan Fogelman, but the actor has since dropped the project ever since WB picked up the project about over a year ago.
“The story centers on a politician who is caught in an affair,” says the article, “and returns to his hometown to confront his past.” The studio is also looking for a director, but the report claims that Affleck will not be helming this one. It’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility, but Affleck will be too busy promoting Argo.
Fogelman’s first post-CSL project The Guilt Trip, a road trip comedy starring Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand, along with Adam Scott, Yvonne Strahovski, Colin Hanks, Danny Pudi, and more, is set to hit theaters this November. Fogelman also penned Disney hit Tangled, along with co-writing Fred Claus,Cars, and creating the story for Cars 2.
Affleck previously played a politician in the film State of Play, while the actor is also very much known for his political activism as well, including appearances on Larry King Live, The Rachel Maddow Show, and Real Time with Bill Maher. The actor recently wrote an article to endorse the Kony 2012 campaign, though citing skepticism for the West’s ability to save those children in danger.