Ben Affleck to direct and star in new take on Agatha Christie's Witness For The Prosecution
Ben Affleck has signed up to direct and star in a new take on Agatha Christie's Witness For The Prosecution.
According to Deadline, Affleck will work from a script from writer Christopher Keyser and will also produce along with Matt Damon.
Christie's play and short story have been adapted for the big screen once before in 1957 for a movie that starred Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton. That version earned six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress and Best Director.
The story tells of lawyer representing a man accused of murdering a wealthy widow. The suspect's wife, who was first unable to be called against him because of their relationship, is then brought in as a witness for the prosecution because she was married to someone else when she first wed the defendant, the first of many twists and turns in the story.
It's not known when Affleck will film this role as his schedule is busy with commitments to various DC projects. He will next be seen in The Accountant, where he stars as Christian Wolff, a maths genius who works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations, who is forced to take on his first legal client, a development which brings deadly consequences. It hits UK cinemas on November 4th.
Earlier this year Affleck starred in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, which is out now on DVD and available to order on the right-hand side of the page.