Ben Affleck will rewrite, direct and star in “The Town,” a Warner Bros. adaptation of the Chuck Hogan novel “The Prince of Thieves.”
Graham King is producing through his GK Films banner.
Affleck would play a career thief who becomes smitten by the manager of a bank.
The project — which most recently had director Adrian Lyne attached — would be based in Charlestown, Mass., a gritty blue-collar Boston suburb similar to the one that Affleck captured in his directorial debut, “Gone Baby Gone.”
Affleck is doing a rewrite on the most recent draft by Peter Craig and Hogan.
Affleck next stars in the Kevin Macdonald-directed “State of Play” for Universal, and is part of the romantic comedy ensemble of “He’s Just Not That Into You” for New Line.
Affleck’s repped by Endeavor.