Ben Affleck going back to the directors chair

by Joey Paur

I am happy to hear Ben Affleck is going to be directing another movie. I thought he did a great job directing 'Gone Baby Gone'. he really showed some directing talent with that film. After I saw that I felt he was a much better director than actor, and I wanted to see him direct more movies. Miramax Film is currently developing a movie called 'Arizona' and it is being set up as a potential directing vehicle for Affleck. Variety reports:

Pic is based on a true story that began with the death of Don Bolles, an investigative reporter for the Arizona Republic. In 1976, Bolles was killed in a car bomb explosion as he was investigating the infiltration of organized crime into state government.

Bolles was a co-founder of a group called the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), whose members rallied to his cause shortly after his death, completing the work that Bolles had begun.

Miramax has hired Sheldon Turner to write the script and Sean Bailey to produce. Cori Stern will exec produce.

The "Arizona" project is in a nascent stage, and Miramax had tried to make a rights deal with IRE but will likely proceed with facts on the case that are in the public domain.

I hope this comes together for him. The guy has some talent.

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