3 items from 2012
Sorry guys and gals, a third reteam for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone following "Crazy Stupid Love" and the upcoming "Gangster Squad" isn't in the cards. But Ben Affleck? That's a pretty nice consolation prize. The actor/director (or is director/actor now?) is early talks to take on the lead role in the movie, if the right female lead can be found. The script, penned by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (who will also direct), tells the story of a veteran conman who becomes romantically involved with a newcomer, and finds the relationship challenged by their illegal activities. And when they meet again down the line, the complications have long-lasting effects. Warner Bros. are keen on the movie, and want it in production soon, but how soon is the question, as the studio will probably also want Affleck on the press trail for the Oscar-contending "Argo." At any rate, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
After years of being in development, the CBS Films project Last Vegas is finally moving ahead, with Michael Douglas closing in on a deal to anchor the ensemble comedy. Written by Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love) and being directed by Jon Truteltaub, the story centers on a quartet of retired boomers who are called upon for a Vegas bachelor party by their friend, a ladies man who is finally settling down and marrying a woman half his age. Douglas was loosely attached to the project three years ago but backed away when he was diagnosed with cancer and spent time
- Borys Kit
Ben Affleck is attached to star as a disgraced politician who heads home to rebuild his life in the Warner Bros. comedy Nathan Decker, EW has confirmed. Dan Fogelman, who wrote last summer’s Crazy Stupid Love, penned the script, which recently had been envisioned as a vehicle for Tom Cruise.
Affleck, who played a shady pol in State of Play (2009) — also an active supporter of Democratic causes — is not considering directing Decker. (In his last two starring roles, The Town and the upcoming Argo, Affleck directed himself.) The Hollywood Reporter initially reported this news.
- Jeff Labrecque
3 items from 2012
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