It's nothing short of remarkable how Ben Affleck has turned his career around. Once thought of as a joke, the actor-turned-director is back at top form and could very well wind up seeing his latest film, 'Argo,' nominated for Best Picture. But if this is Affleck's career high, it wasn't that long ago that he had hit his career low.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.