Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony was a story of upset and redemption, as Life of Pi‘s Ang Lee beat out early favorite Steven Spielberg for best director, and Ben Affleck, long the butt of jokes for his work in front of the camera, accepted the trophy for best picture of Argo.
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While Disney’s decision to hire J.J. Abrams for Star Wars: Episode VII puts the film in the hands of a director with franchise experience, he may not have been the most imaginative choice.
Although Les Misérables and Showtime’s Homeland led the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards with three wins each, the night belonged to Argo director Ben Affleck and hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees for its annual honors, considered a reliable predictor for the Academy Awards: Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Hooper, Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg.
If there were any remaining doubt, director Affleck has now stated flatly that Warner Bros.’ revived Justice League movie is “not something I’m working on.” With the director of The Town off the list, is the studio setting its sights on Lana and Andy Wachowski?
While Warner Bros. may want Ben Affleck to helm the long-discussed Justice League movie, a new report contends the director of Gone Baby Gone and The Town isn’t interested.
Veteran comics writer J.M. DeMatteis shares part of his treatment for a Daredevil adaptation developed by Chris Columbus and Carlo Carlei before director Mark Steven Johnson’s 2003 film.
Ben Affleck is set to direct Good Will Hunting partner Matt Damon in a Warner Bros. film based on the life of notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger.
Warner Bros. wants Ben Affleck to direct a big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.
Ben Affleck is in talks to produce, direct and star in the Warner Bros. thriller about an elite commando squad transporting cargo while dealing with a global threat.
Bryan Cranston is in talks for a role in Argo, the recently revealed based-on-truth story set against the Iran Hostage Crisis that will be directed by, and star, Ben Affleck.
Ben Affleck is set to direct and star in Argo as Alan Arkin and John Goodman enter final negotiations to join the cast.