Deadline is reporting that Ben Affleck is set to star in Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming action-thriller Hypnotic.
Ben Affleck is set to be playing the role of a detective who, while investigating a string of impossible high-end heists, becomes entangled in a mystery involving his missing daughter and a secret government program.
Studio 8 CEO Jeff Robinov had this to say about the announcement:
Working with Ben on his award-winning projects, including Argo and The Town, I have seen how his versatility and creativity has made him one of the most talented filmmakers both in front of and behind the camera. It’s very meaningful to be collaborating with Ben again on this uniquely riveting suspense thriller, and I know he and Robert will make a terrific film together.
The project is the first one greenlit under the partnership between Studio 8 and Solstice Studios, with the budget for the film understood to be between the $60-80m mark. Robert Rodriguez, Jeff Robinov, Guy Danella and John Graham will produce the film with Solstice, which handles the U.S distribution and will launch international sales at AFM (American Film Market).
Production for Hypnotic is scheduled to commence in April 2020.