Ben Affleck’s Next May Be Tales From the Gangster Squad

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Warner Bros. has asked Ben Affleck to direct Tales From the Gangster Squad, reports Vulture.

Adapted from a series of L.A. Times articles, Gangster Squad explores the true story of a band of secret “off the record” police task force who went after Meyer Harris “Mickey” Cohen, a high-profile gangster who was a member of the “Jewish Mafia” in the 1940’s. The screenplay has been drafted by former L.A. cop and novelist Will Beall.

At this time, Affleck has not accepted the offer and is allegedly weighing the project against a few other options.