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Fox has given a pilot production commitment to "The Middle Man," a new drama produced by Fox and Pearl Street Films, and executive-produced by Academy Award winner Ben Affleck ( Argo , upcoming Superman/Batman movie ) and Emmy Award nominee Glenn Gordon Caron ("Medium," "Moonlighting"), who wrote the pilot script. Affleck is attached to direct the pilot. Pearl Street Films' Chay Carter ( Argo , The Town , Gone Baby Gone ) will also serve as an executive producer on the project. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2014. Set in 1960s Boston, "The Middle Man" explores the unique relationship between Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent charged with taking down the Italian-American mafia, and his confidential informant, Irish-American gangster »
Ben Affleck is turning his directorial talents to the small screen. The “Argo” star will direct the crime drama “Middle Men,” which has received a pilot order from Fox, the network said Friday. Also read: Matt Damon Defends Ben Affleck Batman Casting Affleck will also executive produce the pilot via his Pearl Street Films, along with Pearl Street’s Chay Carter. Glenn Gordon Caron (“Moonlighting”), who’s writing the project, is also executive producing. “Middle Man” is set in 1960s Boston and centers on Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent who’s been taking down the Italian mafia, and his confidential informant, »
- Tim Kenneally
“Batman” biz aside, Ben Affleck is keeping busy in a different sector of the industry: television.
Project, set in 1960s Beantown, centers on Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent tasked with taking down the Mafia.
Caron penned the pilot and will serve as showrunner, while Affleck will try his hand at directing for TV for the first time, serving as helmer on the pilot.
- AJ Marechal
Exclusive: One of the hottest filmmakers, Oscar winner Ben Affleck, and one of the best-regarded series creators, Glenn Gordon Caron, have teamed for The Middle Man, a crime drama series. The project, which was taken out last month with five outlets pursuing across broadcast, cable and digital, has landed at Fox with a pilot order. In his TV directing debut, Affleck is set to helm the pilot written by Caron who will serve as showrunner. The two are executive producing through Affleck’s Pearl Street Films, whose Chay Carter will also serve as an executive producer. Like most of Affleck’s movies, The Middle Man, from Fox and Pearl Street, takes place in his native Boston. Described as a classic Boston crime story, it is set in the 1960s and tells the story of Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent charged with taking down the Italian mafia, and his confidential informant, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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