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Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ Gets Its First TV Spot

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Actor Ben Affleck has impressed both critics and audiences with his two previous efforts as a director, 'Gone Baby Gone' and the excellent 'The Town.' Now the first TV spot for his new film, 'Argo,' has arrived just as the buzz on the film is starting to get really loud.

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Terrence Malick’s ‘To the Wonder’ Reveals Itself a Little

Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams
CBS Films

Though it's about to screen at the Venice and Toronto Film feativals, we still don't know much about Terrence Malick's 'To the Wonder.' Here's what we suspect: Beautiful cinematography, voice-over narration, meditative tone, car chase (possibly two or more). Now we've got a quote from one of its stars and a synopsis.

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It’s Official: Ben Affleck is NOT Directing ‘Justice League’

Ben Affleck Not Directing Justice League
Getty Images/DC Comics

Sometimes, a simple meeting between a studio and a director can spiral out of control and practically become fact overnight. This was the case with the "Ben Affleck May Be Directing 'Justice League'"! stories that arrived a few weeks back. The story has cooled off since then, but today, Mr. Affleck himself has put an end to any future internet scuttlebutting: he is not directing the film.

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POLL: Who Should Direct the ‘Justice League’ Movie?

'Justice League' Directors
Larry Busacca, Getty Images/DC Comics/John Shearer, Getty Images

It's never overkill to reiterate for the thousandth time that Christopher Nolan will not be directing the 'Justice League' movie. No matter how many rumors circulate the Webosphere or how many times fans cry out for a savior to come a save this project, it doesn't change the fact he threw in the towel after 'The Dark Knight Rises.' So, that means there's an opening.

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‘Justice League’ Update: Has Ben Affleck Already Said, “No”?

Ben Affleck + 'Justice League'
Getty Images/DC Comics

We thought it was a little weird that 'Justice League,' the movie being referred to as "'The Avengers' of DC Comics," would be helmed by the actor/director known as 'Daredevil' Ben Affleck. Now it looks like we all may have been a little too hasty to place the man formerly known as 'Gigli' in this gig. (Side bar: yeah, we'll never let him live 'Gigli' down.)

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Warner Bros. Wants Ben Affleck to Direct ‘Justice League’ Movie

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Getty Images, DC Comics

Progress on a 'Justice League' movie over at Warner Bros. has been bumpy for years now, but it looks like the studio is ready to make forward progress again as they've approached actor and director Ben Affleck to helm the film.

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‘Argo’ Trailer: Ben Affleck Has A Hostage Crisis

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

No one in Hollywood “bats a thousand,” as they say, but Ben Affleck’s directorial career comes awfully close. His first two efforts – ‘Gone Baby Gone’ and ‘The Town’ – were expertly crafted examples of New England crime noir. Now he’s expanding his scope with the international thriller ‘Argo,’ which just teased its first trailer.

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Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake to Topline ‘Runner Runner’

Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake
Miramax, Dreamworks/Paramount

New Regency has just landed Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake for their online Gambling thriller 'Runner Runner,' which will be directed by Brad Furman. If you don't know Furman's name, he helmed 'The Lincoln Lawyer,' which turned out way better than anyone could have anticipated. That makes this worth paying attention to.

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‘Argo’ Bumps ‘Gangster Squad’ Out of October

Sean Penn and Josh Brolin in Gangster Squad
Warner Brothers Pictures

It's hard to know what to make of Warner Brothers fiddling with their schedule right now. But they've just moved 'Argo' - which stars and was directed by Ben Affleck - from its September 14 release date to October 12. Meanwhile 'Gangster Squad,' the Ruben Fleischer-directed gangster films with Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin, got moved off the October date and is now unscheduled.

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Ben Affleck Leaves the Director’s Chair to Star in ‘Nathan Decker’

Ben Affleck 2012 Golden Globes
Getty Images

It's been a couple of years since we last saw actor/writer/director Ben Affleck flex his comedic muscles on the big screen. Now he's looking to make us laugh out loud once again, but this time in Warner Bros' political comedy 'Nathan Decker.' Because nothing says comedy like a politician's horrible personal life.

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