The dynamic Good Will Hunting duo of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are once again teaming up: Affleck and Damon’s Pearl Street Films is developing Incorporated for Syfy along with CBS Television Studios, Syfy announced. READ FULL STORY
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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck want to make your movie.
Actually, wait, strike that: The Oscar winners want you to make their movie. As Damon and Affleck explain in the first promo for their revived docuseries Project Greenlight—returning to HBO after an 11-year absence—they’re not looking for screenplay submissions this time around. Instead, the new Greenlight will focus only on the trials and tribulations of a first-time director making a major motion picture. (Their pick will be helming a “Hollywood-vetted script;” no other details about the film have been released yet.)
Today in “Things I Thought We Wouldn’t Be Discussing”: Ben Affleck’s genitals.
Let’s back up: At the Producers Guild Awards Sunday, Chuck Lorre made a joke about Ben Affleck. “In accepting a career achievement kudo from the PGA, Lorre confessed that when he found himself standing next to Affleck at a urinal, he scoped out the size of the actor-director’s penis, [and] assured the crowd that Affleck is sufficiently endowed to take on the role of the Dark Knight,” according to Variety.
Generating a fair amount of laughs in Hollywood, Lorre is now walking back from his silly story. (For the record, as this video shows, Affleck was amused. “I’m often confused with Matt Damon, not Michael Fassbender, so it was a nice change,” he quipped.) Last night’s vanity card during Moms was a message from Lorre addressing the controversy. While noting the joke worked in the venue told, it “got way too much traction afterward,” making him feel the need to say something.
A comedy produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon has found a home at CBS, EW confirms.
Titled More Time With Family, CBS has ordered it for put pilot commitment. Comedian Tom Papa is set to star in the multi-camera comedy, as well as co-write with Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith. Affleck and Damon will executive produce through their company Pearl Street Films, along with Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman of 3 ARTS. Deadline first reported the news.
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Ben Affleck might be the new Batman, but that doesn’t mean his only focus is on the big screen.
EW has confirmed that Fox has given a pilot order to The Middle Man, a crime drama set in 1960’s Boston. Affleck will direct the pilot episode, as well as serve as an executive producer, along with Glenn Gordon Caron (Moonlighting), who wrote the pilot script. Chay Charter (Argo) is also listed as an executive producer.
The Middle Man focuses on the relationship between the FBI agent responsible for taking down the Italian-American mafia and his confidential informant, an Irish-American gangster. Throughout the relationship, “the duo’s actions inadvertently give rise to the Irish-American mob in this timeless Boston crime saga,” according to a press release.
Production on The Middle Man is set to begin in early 2014.
Former Saturday Night Live cast member Kristen Wiig is returning to her old stomping grounds to make her debut as host of the show on May 11, NBC has announced. Rounding out season 38 of the legendary sketch show will be Ben Affleck, who will make his fifth appearance on SNL‘s May 18 finale.
NBC has also confirmed the widespread rumor that Kanye West will make his fifth appearance as the show’s musical guest on the May 18 episode, though it remains unclear whether the rapper, who has been in Paris working on his next album, will premiere any new music. READ FULL STORY
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