Ben Affleck Goes Political in Warner Bros' 'Nathan Decker'

Posted 10:03 AM March 29th, 2012 by Binh Ngo
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Ben Affleck is entering the political arena in his next movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He will replace Tom Cruise in Warner Bros' political comedy Nathan Decker, a movie about a politician who got caught having an affair and has to retreat back to his hometown to deal with the fallout.

Warner Bros picked up the comedy pitch from scribe Dan Fogelman last year for under $2 million, with Tom Cruise attached to star.

But with One Shot, Oblivion, and All You Need Is Kill lined up for Cruise, he has to drop out of the project.

Tom Cruise has two movies coming to theaters this year: Rock of Ages and One Shot. In music comedy Rock of Ages, he plays a rock star named Stacee Jaxx and that movie will be in theaters on June 15th.

In One Shot, Cruise plays homicide investigator Jack Reacher working on what appears to be an open-and-shut case. One Shot is scheduled for release on December 21st.

Ben Affleck is currently doing post for the thriller Argo, a movie in which he both starred and directed for Warner Bros. The movie is based on a true story about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, and in it, Affleck plays a CIA agent trying to get six Americans out of Iran before the militants discover them.

Argo is scheduled for release later this year on September 14, 2012.

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