Ben Affleck to Direct Film About Hollywood Making Chinatown

Ben Affleck to Direct Film About Hollywood Making Chinatown
Ben Affleck is returning to 1970s Hollywood for his next directorial effort. As the filmmaker who won a Best Picture Oscar for Argo in 2013, a movie that briefly crossed paths with Tinseltown at the height of Star Wars fever in the late ‘70s, Affleck already knows well the setting of The Big Goodbye, which is being developed at Paramount Pictures. And with the new movie focused on Paramount’s struggles in making the legendary Chinatown, this means Affleck is helming a movie where Jack Nicholson, Roman Polanski, and Faye Dunaway are all characters.

Also set to write the screenplay, Affleck will be pulling from the nonfiction book The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood by Sam Wasson. The film is unsurprisingly near and dear to Paramount insiders’ hearts, as well as Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels, who purchased the rights to the book. Michaels will produce alongside Affleck.
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