If you were to assemble a list of the busiest guys in the film business, Ben Affleck would probably being hanging out near the top. As a writer, producer, director, and actor, he bounces around the Hollywood spectrum, dividing his time between massive blockbusters and smaller, more personal projects. Eventually, something had to give. Two of Affleck’s upcoming movies, Live by Night and The Accountant, have been delayed to make room for the star to write and direct the Batman vs. Superman spinoff, The Batman.
Live By Night
It's been almost a decade since 'Gigli' nearly destroyed Ben Affleck's career, but in the time since Affleck went from leading man (of less than leading movies), to auteur as the writer/director behind 'Gone Baby Gone,' 'The Town' and this weekend's 'Argo.' And now he's already lining up his next gig.
So, you're Warner Brothers, and you want to keep working with Leonardo DiCaprio, but how do you get him to stick around? Even though your last picture together - Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar' - wasn't exactly a hit, Leo's still one of the biggest names in the world. He did star in 'Titanic' and 'Inception.' So, to keep him happy, Warner Brothers bought him a book (how sweet!): Dennis Lahaine's 'Live By Night.'