Ben Affleck is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He began his career as a child and starred in the PBS educational series ‘The Voyage of the Mimi’ in 1984, before a second run in 1988. He later appeared in the independent coming-of-age comedy ‘Dazed and Confused’ in 1993 and various Kevin Smith films, including ‘Chasing Amy’ in 1997 and ‘Dogma’ in 1999. He gained wider recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing ‘Good Will Hunting’ in 1997, which they also starred in. He then established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the disaster drama ‘Armageddon’ in 1998, the romantic comedy ‘Forces of Nature’ in 1999, the war drama ‘Pearl Harbor’ in 2001, and the spy thriller ‘The Sum of All Fears’ in 2002.
After a career downturn, during which Affleck appeared in ‘Daredevil and Gigli, both in 2003, he received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the noir biopic ‘Hollywoodland’ in 2006. His directorial debut, ‘Gone Baby Gone’ in 2007, which he also co-wrote, was well received. He then directed, co-wrote, and starred in the crime drama ‘The Town’ in 2010. For the political thriller ‘Argo’ in 2012, which he directed, co-produced, and starred in, he won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Picture. He starred in the psychological thriller ‘Gone Girl’ in 2014. In 2016, he began playing Batman in the DC Extended Universe, starred in the action thriller ‘The Accountant’, and directed, wrote and acted in the gangster drama ‘Live by Night’.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Ben Affleck movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Ben Affleck films scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Ben Affleck movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
7. Triple Frontier (2019)
Ben Affleck will star alongside Adria Arjona, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal and Oscar Isaac in the upcoming adventure crime-drama “Triple Frontier.” The upcoming Netflix movie will be directed by J.C Chandor with Mark Boar and Chador writing the screenplay. The plot of the movie centres on five friends whose loyalties are tested to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.
6. The Last Thing He Wanted (2019)
‘The Last Thing He Wanted’ is an upcoming British-American political thriller film directed by Dee Rees based on the book of the same name by Joan Didion, from a screenplay by Rees and Marco Villalobos. It stars Anne Hathaway, Willem Dafoe, Ben Affleck, Toby Jones, Rosie Perez, Edi Gathegi, Mel Rodriguez, and Brian Rechkemmer. The film follows a journalist who stops her coverage of the 1984 U.S. Presidential election to care for her dying father.
In September 2017, it was announced Dee Rees would direct, based upon the novel of the same name by Joan Didion, from a screenplay by Marco Villalobos. Cassian Elwes will produce the film, under her Elevated Films banner, alongside The Fyzz Factory. In February 2018, Anne Hathaway joined the cast of the film. In June 2018, Willem Dafoe joined the cast of the film. In July 2018, Ben Affleck, Toby Jones, Rosie Perez, Edi Gathegi, Mel Rodriguez and Carlos Leal joined the cast of the film. Principal photography began on June 14, 2018, in Puerto Rico. In May 2018, Netflix acquired distribution rights to the film.
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5. Torrance (TBA)
‘Torrance’ is an upcoming American drama film directed by Gavin O’Connor and written by Brad Ingelsby and O’Connor. The film stars Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Janina Gavankar, Hayes MacArthur, Brandon Wilson and Rachael Carpani. On June 11, 2018, it was announced that director Gavin O’Connor and actor Ben Affleck were going to re-team on a Warner Bros. drama film, titled ‘The Has-Been’, scripted by Brad Ingelsby about a former basketball star who has lost his wife and family foundation because of an addiction, and he attempts to regain his soul by becoming the coach of a high school basketball team at his alma mater. On September 26, 2018, it was reported that comedian Al Madrigal had joined the film’s cast to play Dan, a well-mannered high school Mathematics teacher and the school’s assistant coach who believes in Affleck’s character after the head coach quits. Producers would be Jennifer Todd, Gordon Gray, Ravi Mehta, and O’Connor. In October 2018, Janina Gavankar joined the cast of the film. In November 2018, Brandon Wilson and Rachael Carpani joined the cast of the film. Principal photography began in October 2018.
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4. Witness for the Prosecution (TBA)
Ben Affleck has been in talks with Fox to direct and star in a remake of courthouse drama ‘Witness for the Prosecution’. Christopher Keyser will write the script, and Affleck will produce with Matt Damon, Jennifer Todd and the Agatha Christie estate. The 1957 adaptation of the Agatha Christie short story, directed by Billy Wilder, starred Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Elsa Lanchester and Charles Laughton. It was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Laughton and Best Supporting Actress for Lanchester. Set in the Old Bailey in London, Laughton played a lawyer who represents a man accused of murdering a rich widow who had become enamored with him and made him the main beneficiary of her will.
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3. Thirst (2019)
According to Variety, Elliott Leste will be directing the TV film ‘Thirst’ and executive produce it along with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon through their production company “Pearl Street.” Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming had this say about working with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck: “We are extremely pleased to continue our collaboration with Matt and Ben,” as two of today’s most gifted filmmakers, they are once again using their cinematic talents to bring awareness to this pressing global issue.” The plot of the TV series will centre around the backdrop of the global water crisis.
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2. City on a Hill (2019)
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Jennifer Todd will executive produce the Kevin Bacon-starring TV series titled “City on a Hill.” Writer Chuck MacLean is handling the screenplay from an original idea by Ben Affleck. The TV show was recently announced and will be 12 episodes long. The story of City on the Hill is set in the early 1990s Boston where assistant district attorney, Decourcy Ward (Hodge), forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr, to take on a family of armoured car robbers from Charlestown which further unravels the involvement of the criminal justice system of Boston.
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1. Untitled Sequel of The Accountant (TBA)
While the 2016 action thriller movie ‘The Accountant’ is rumored to have a revamp, Ben Affleck’s name has been around for a some time. Reports hint at an ongoing discussion of the actor with Warner Bros. The sequel will also bring together the old gang of screenwriter Bill Dubuque, director Gavin O’Connor and producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams.
The plot of the first installment revolved around a military-trained accountant with high-functioning autism. He makes a living by settling the scores in the balance sheets of dangerous criminals as an assassin. Affleck’s performance as the weird accountant, Christian Wolff, earned him instant critical acclaim and fandom. Wolff, who is known for accepting his payment as rare comics, gold bricks, and paintings by famous artists. Made on a budget of $44 million, ‘The Accountant’ was a success at the box office and collected a worldwide gross of $155 million.
At the end of the first installment, Jon Bernthal, who played Braxton Wolff realized The Accountant was his brother Chris. Now that Braxton knows Chris is the accountant-turned-assassin, ‘The Accountant’ fans can expect more emotional drama in the upcoming flick. For, Warner Bros. making a sequel of a blockbuster is a sure ticket too.
Apostle Paul (TBA)
Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Hugh Jackman will be collaborating with Warner Brothers to Develop ‘Apostle Paul’. Matt Damon and Affleck will be producing the upcoming project with Jennifer Todd under their Pearl Street Films banner, Project Lynchpin’s Chris Clarke and Hugh Jackman will be joining the trio as the producers as well. The story of the film centres on the life of the Apostle Paul, a Jewish man who converts to Christianity after a visit from God, he then goes on to allegedly write 14 of the 27 books in the New Testament.
Bunker Hill (TBA)
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Todd and Matt Damon will be producing an adaptation of Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick through their Pearl Street company. Warner Bros signed Aaron Stockard to write the screenplay for the upcoming film. The story of the film centres around a 33-year-old physician named Joseph Warren who becomes a leader of the Patriot cause, Paul Revere, George Washington, British Gen. Thomas Gage and others. The story focuses on the American revolution in 1775 where an encounter between the Bostonians and British troops turns violent after the Boston Tea Party. That very bloody clash unites the colonies against the British and the battle for independence ensues.
Justice League Sequel (TBA)
Justice League 2 was supposed to be the conclusion to the 5 part story arc which started with the inception of Man of Steel, but unfortunately, Zack Snyder was fired from the Justice League set due to the poor reception of BVS and JL carrying the same tone and story structure. Justice league teased the formation of the Legion of Doom for the sequel but not much is known whether Affleck will return as the Caped Crusader since it is speculated that script for Matt Reeves solo Batman movie focuses on a younger Batman, we all loved Affleck as the Dark Knight but it remains to be seen whether or not he is still a part of the new Dceu headed by Walter Hamada and the recent At&T-Time Warner merger.
Strangers on a Train Reboot (TBA)
David Fincher who previously collaborated with Affleck on Gone Girl will be reteaming with him for a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller Strangers on a Train. Screenwriter/author Gillian Flynn will also be joining Affleck and Fincher to write the screenplay for the film. Although not much is know whether this project is still happening due to the busy schedules of both Affleck and Fincher, whether the project is shelved or greenlit remains to be seen.
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