Studio pulls Affleck's flick -- and not because it sucks
09.13.07 by reelz
Upon hearing the news that a studio has decided against releasing a Ben Affleck movie, one naturally assumes it's because the movie probably sucks -- a perfectly reasonable assumption, given the remarkable consistency of the actor's suckage over the last decade.
Not so fast. Variety reports that the U.K. release of Affleck's directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, has been delayed indefinitely due to its similarity to the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a four-year-old British girl who went missing while on holiday in Portugal.
Talk about bad timing.
Based on the bestselling novel by Dennis Lehane, Gone Baby Gone is enjoying tremendously good buzz, and is being touted by many as a potential Oscar contender. Ben Affleck, Oscar-winning director? Not sure if I could handle that. I was just starting to get used to Ben Affleck, Oscar-winning screenwriter.