Ben Affleck Takes on The Town

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Ben Affleck will rewrite, direct and star in The Town, a Warner Bros. adaptation of the Chuck Hogan novel “The Prince of Thieves,” reports Variety. Graham King is producing through his GK Films.

Affleck would play a career thief who becomes smitten by the manager of a bank.

The project — which most recently had director Adrian Lyne attached — would be based in Charlestown, Mass., a gritty blue-collar Boston suburb similar to the one that Affleck captured in his directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone.

Affleck is doing a rewrite on the most recent draft by Peter Craig and Hogan.

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