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Ben Affleck to Direct And Produce New Show For Fox

Even though Batfleck Ben Affleck is most definitely in training for his debut as Batfleck Batman in the Man of Steel sequel in 2015, Batfleck Affleck still has one more project under his belt before then.

Deadline and Screen Crush recently reported that Batfleck Affleck will be producing and directing the pilot for Fox’s new show called The Middle Man. Showrunner Glen Caron (from Medium and Moonlighting) will also be co-producing with Batfleck Affleck.

As for the premise of the show, the show will be taking place in Boston (har har, no surprise there) and features protagonist Rudy MacAteer, who is “an FBI agent charged with taking down the Italian mafia, and his confidential informant, Irish-American gangster Mickey Flood. MacAteer’s efforts inadvertently give rise to the Irish mob, as he finds himself bending the laws he is governed by” (Deadline).

The Oscar-winning Director that is Batfleck Affleck definitely isn’t a stranger to a Boston-set drama like this, especially since he covered similar material in his previous films like Gone Baby Gone and The Town.

So, I actually have high expectations for this pilot.

What, were you expecting me to rant about this or something? Sorry to disappoint.

Moving on, the casting for the show is set to begin ASAP and the pilot will be shooting sometime during the first half of 2014.

I’ll try to keep you guys updated.


Source: Screen Crush, Deadline

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