Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Producing DC Entertainment's SLEEPER

Via: Variety

Warner Bros. is moving forward with a big screen adaptation of DC Entertainment's property Sleeper, and they brought in Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to produce it.

The studio has also hired Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and David Wiener (The Killer) to write the feature film adaptation of the Vertigo comic. The 2003 comic comes from writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips. The series began publication in 2003, and it sounds like it will make for a solidly good movie. 

The story is set in a "noir universe where a few people are spontaneously developing superpowers," and it follows "Holden Carver, a man who can absorb pain and pass it on to others, as he infiltrates a criminal organization on behalf of a law enforcement agency. His allegiances come into question, especially when he falls for the alluring killer, Miss Misery."

The studio has been working trying to get this film project into development since 2008. At one point Sam Raimi was even attached to produce it, and Tom Cruise was supposed to star.

Since Damon and Affleck are involved as producers I guess there's always a chance one or both of them could end up starring in the film.

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