After the success of last year's crime drama The Town, Ben Affleck is filling his schedule with directing work. Deadline reports Warner Bros has hired Affleck to direct its co-production (with Universal Pictures) of Tell No One, a remake of the 2006 French thriller based on the novel by Harlan Coben and directed by Guillaume Canet.
Sony Pictures initially attempted to adapt Coben's novel in 2003, with Star Trek screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman attempting to crack the dense and intricately plotted novel into a movie, but it never came together and Sony eventually gave up. Canet's and co-screenwriter Philippe Lefebvre's attempt proved successful, with their version of Tell No One debuting to excellent reviews.
Chris Terrio (Heights) is writing the screenplay for the movie, which, to put it simply, follows a pediatrician hunting down the truth of his wife's murder. Terrio also wrote the script for the political thriller Argo, Affleck's next directorial effort. who's cast in Argo? >>