Following the Oscar success of Argo, Ben Affleck isn’t wasting any time to get back behind the camera. Deadline has reported that Affleck has signed on to direct an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s 2013 crime novel Live By Night.
Ben Affleck is also set to write, produce, and star in the film. This will be Affleck’s second adaptation of a Dennis Lehane novel. The first adaptation was Affleck’s impressive directorial debut Gone Baby Gone. The film is centered on a police captain’s outcast son who gets involved in organized crime.
Warner Bros. bought the rights before the novel was published. Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way will produce along with Affleck and Matt Damon’s production company Pearl Street. Production is expected to begin this August or September.