Ben Affleck eyes AMERICAN BULLSHIT as next possible directorial gig

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
January 18th, 2011

While he may only have two features to his credit, Ben Affleck has become something of a hot commodity when it comes to being behind the camera.

Deadline is reporting that the director has lined up a new possible follow-up to his critically acclaimed sophomore feature effort, THE TOWN.

Entitled AMERICAN BULLSHIT, the film’s script recently made this past year’s Black List, and is penned by Eric Warren Singer. The film follows “the true story of Abscam, the FBI’s 1980 undercover sting operation of Congress to root out corruption which was the brainchild of the world’s greatest con man.”

Currently being set up at Sony, the film would not be quite the departure one would expect for a filmmaker of his stature, but at this point, there may not be a more interesting name within the world of noir/crime/thrillers than one Ben Affleck.

The film sounds absolutely fantastic, and perfectly down Affleck’s alley, so hopefully this one gets made relatively soon. It joins films like THE TRADE (a ‘70s wife swap film revolving around the New York Yankees) and REPLAY, penned by Jason Smilovic, on the list of Affleck’s next possible features. It remains to be seen what film will be next, but with Affleck as hot as he is right now, don’t expect it to be too long before we find out what that film will be.

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