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Ben Affleck Will Direct, Produce Boston Crime Drama Pilot 'The Middle Man' for Fox

16 September 2013 8:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Ben Affleck will be making his TV directing debut at Fox. The network has announced a pilot production order for Pearl Street Films' new period crime drama "The Middle Man," set in the actor/director's beloved Boston. "The Middle Man" explores the mob dynamics of 1960s Boston through the eyes of Rudy MacAteer, an FBI Agent on a mission to take down the Italian-American mafia, and Mickey Flood, an Irish-American gangster turned informant. The project, itself dating back to 2009, comes with considerable creative support. Academy Award-winner Ben Affleck ("Argo," "The Town") will executive produce as well as direct the pilot while Pearl Street Films' Chay Charter will also serve as executive producer and Emmy Award-nominee Glenn Gordon Caron ("Medium," "Moonlighting") is in charge of the pilot script.  Caron's script is based on a story developed together with actor-screenwriter Michael Yebba ("Ordinary Man") and screenwriter Emilio Mauro ("God Only Knows") during production. »

- Ramzi De Coster

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Ben Affleck Will Direct, Produce Boston Crime Drama Pilot 'The Middle Man' for Fox

16 September 2013 8:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ben Affleck will be making his TV directing debut at Fox. The network has announced a pilot production order for Pearl Street Films' new period crime drama "The Middle Man," set in the actor/director's beloved Boston. "The Middle Man" explores the mob dynamics of 1960s Boston through the eyes of Rudy MacAteer, an FBI Agent on a mission to take down the Italian-American mafia, and Mickey Flood, an Irish-American gangster turned informant. The project, itself dating back to 2009, comes with considerable creative support. Academy Award-winner Ben Affleck ("Argo," "The Town") will executive produce as well as direct the pilot while Pearl Street Films' Chay Charter will also serve as executive producer and Emmy Award-nominee Glenn Gordon Caron ("Medium," "Moonlighting") is in charge of the pilot script.  Caron's script is based on a story developed together with actor-screenwriter Michael Yebba ("Ordinary Man") and screenwriter Emilio Mauro ("God Only Knows") during production. »

- Ramzi De Coster

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Ben Affleck Makes TV Directing Debut for Crime Drama The Middle Man, Written by Glenn Gordon Caron

13 September 2013 4:15 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Batman be damned!  Ben Affleck, recently reported to be starring as the Batman/Bruce Wayne in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel, will be making his directing debut for the small screen with the crime drama The Middle Man.  Scripted by Glenn Gordon Caron (Medium), The Middle Man takes place in (surprise!) Boston in the 1960s and follows an FBI agent's attempts to infiltrate and take down the Italian mafia.  Caron, who will be the showrunner for the series if it gets picked up past its pilot order at Fox, will co-executive produce the picture with Affleck through the latter's Pearl Street Films.  Hit the jump for more. We've got a report via press release that Affleck will direct the pilot for Fox's The Middle Man, making it his small screen directorial debut.  In a more detailed description of the series, it will be the story of "Rudy MacAteer, »

- Dave Trumbore

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Ben Affleck And Glenn Gordon Caron Crime Drama Gets Fox Pilot Order, Affleck To Helm

13 September 2013 3:38 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

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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