News

Ben Affleck to Direct and Executive Produce Fox's The Middle Man

Source:   Fox
September 14, 2013


Fox has given a pilot production commitment to "The Middle Man," a new drama produced by Fox and Pearl Street Films, and executive-produced by Academy Award winner Ben Affleck (Argo, upcoming Superman/Batman movie) and Emmy Award nominee Glenn Gordon Caron ("Medium," "Moonlighting"), who wrote the pilot script. Affleck is attached to direct the pilot. Pearl Street Films' Chay Carter (Argo, The Town, Gone Baby Gone) will also serve as an executive producer on the project. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2014.

Set in 1960s Boston, "The Middle Man" explores the unique relationship between Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent charged with taking down the Italian-American mafia, and his confidential informant, Irish-American gangster Mickey Flood. As Rudy finds himself forced to bend the laws he pledged to enforce, the duo's actions inadvertently give rise to the Irish-American mob in this timeless Boston crime saga.

The project dates back to 2009, when Carter and Affleck met actor and screenwriter Michael Yebba (Ordinary Man) and screenwriter Emilio Mauro (God Only Knows) during production of The Town. The current script is based on a story developed by Caron, Yebba and Mauro.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)


| 0 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Promo for Episode 20, Featuring Maria Hill
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Red Army
Marshmallow Peeps Planned as Feature Film
Jon Turteltaub to Direct it's a small world
Flash Gordon is Headed Back to the Big Screen!
Dimension Films Plans Underwater Thriller 47 Meters Down
John Malkovich is the Pirate Blackbeard in the Trailer for Crossbones
Doug Liman Targets Space Adventure Railhead
Felicia Day and Steven Yeun to Voice Chew Animated Feature
First In-Game Screenshot From the Next Call of Duty
Blonde Sets Jessica Chastain as Marilyn Monroe
The Trailer for The Love Punch, Starring Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan
Robert Downey Jr. Delivers the First Photo From the Set of Avengers: Age of Ultron
Electro Takes Center Stage in a New The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Featurette
Check Out New Footage in the Latest X-Men: Days of Future Past TV Spot
New Dates Announced for Foxcatcher and The Nest
First Clip From Episode 2.20 of Arrow Debuts
Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette to Headline Miss You Already

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners