Affleck to direct film on Agatha Christie’s short story
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck is set to direct and star in “Witness For The Prosecution”, a take on the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s short story about a lawyer defending an accused murderer.
Affleck will also be co-producing the film alongside Matt Damon, Jennifer Todd and the Agatha Christie estate, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Damon and Affleck shot to fame with their 1997 movie “Good Will Hunting” and while they are keen to write another script together, the “Jason Bourne” actor shared that their busy lives get in the way.
“I would love to write another script with Ben; I love Ben, I love his work, he’s been my buddy for 35 years. The big issue is time for us. We have a company together so we work on a lot of projects together, but to try to carve out the time is really tough,” Damon said.
“I mean we both have a whole mess of kids now, and these other day jobs.
“He’s directing all the time and I’m off working with these other directors. The thing about ‘Good Will Hunting’ is that we were unemployed and we weren’t writing the script on a deadline either. Nobody was expecting it, so we were just these two idiots in our basement writing this thing, and now we have all of these pressures of the lives grown-ups have,” he added.
However, it’s unclear if Damon will take on a role in “Witness For The Prosecution”.