Ben Affleck To Direct Again
Tue, 09 Dec 2008 11:04:01
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Ben Affleck is looking to follow up his critically-acclaimed directorial debut Gone Baby Gone with Arizona, a fact-based journalism drama for Miramax.
The film is based on the true story of Don Bolles, an investigative reporter for the Arizona Republic newspaper. Bolles, one of the founders of the Investigative Reporters and Editors group, was killed in a car bomb explosion in 1976 while he was investigating the link between organized crime and state governments. Bolles went to met a source at a hotel, but the source never showed up and Bolles was killed. Twenty-three members of the nationwide IRE picked up the story Bolles was tracking after his death.
Sheldon Turner, who wrote The Longest Yard and X-Men Origins: Magneto, has been dispatched to write Arizona's screenplay. The project is early development stages.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff