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Few actors have ever experienced a comeback on the same level as Ben Affleck. Over the last few years, the guy has gone from a Hollywood laughing stock to certified royalty, and we've loved watching the resurgence. He's an obvious talent, both behind the camera as well as in front of it, and the latest Batman clearly has no interest in remaining idle. He may have just found his next film, and it's a legal drama that will make everyone finally completely forget about Gigli. It's not the solo Batman movie; it's something deeper and more cerebral.
According to a new report from THR, it appears that Ben Affleck is currently in negotiations to sign on for the upcoming adaptation of Witness For The Prosecution. Although he has not officially signed on the dotted line just yet, the deal in question would see him sign on to both direct and star in the adaptation of an iconic Agatha Christie story. The overarching narrative of Witness For The Prosecution is the type of Old Hollywood story that really doesn't get made anymore. It follows a criminal defense lawyer during a murder trial full of wild twists and turns. With that in mind, we can likely expect healthy doses of fast-paced dialogue and phenomenal characterizations if Affleck is allowed to have a pass at the film's script as well. The guy is responsible for half of Good Will Hunting, after all.
Ben Affleck has some serious shoes to fill if he wants to bring a modern update of Witness For The Prosecution to fruition in the near future. The project was already done once before in 1957 with Billy Wilder behind the camera, and that particular iteration of the narrative went on to receive a half dozen Oscar nominations. Affleck himself is obviously no stranger to Oscar gold, so this film could represent his next chance to walk away with the industry's highest honor.
To say that Ben Affleck has kept himself busy in recent years would be the understatement of the day. Affleck's comeback began back in 2007 when he expertly delivered the pitch perfect thriller, Gone Baby Gone, and his strong directing chops made themselves apparent time and time again with the likes of The Town as well as Argo, the latter of which garnered him an Oscar win in 2013. Beyond that, the actor has basically taken up full-time duties in the DCEU as Bruce Wayne a.k.a Batman, which essentially makes him the face of the entire DC silver screen universe for the foreseeable future.
As long as Ben Affleck keeps pumping out high-quality movies, we really don't care how hard the guy works. Keep them coming, Mr. Affleck. We will bring you any and all relevant details related to Affleck's upcoming adaptation of Witness For The Prosecution as more information becomes available to us.