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Ben Affleck set to ‘Extract’

Actor to co-star in Mike Judge comedy

Ben Affleck is ready to suit up for Miramax’s Mike Judge comedy “Extract.”

Actor is in negotiations to play the best buddy of Jason Bateman’s character, a flower extract factory owner dealing with workplace problems and a streak of bad luck, including his wife’s affair with a gigolo.

Clifton Collins Jr. is also joining the cast as a factory worker who loses a body part in a freak accident and is now due for a huge settlement. Mila Kunis and Kristen Wiig have already boarded the project, which begins lensing Monday in Los Angeles.

Judge penned the screenplay and is producing with John Altschuler and Mike Rotenberg via the trio’s Ternion Prods. shingle.

Affleck has a longstanding relationship with Miramax dating back to “Good Will Hunting” during the Weinstein brothers era. He made his directorial debut, last year’s “Gone Baby Gone,” for the specialty label.

Affleck’s last significant onscreen role was in 2006’s “Hollywoodland.” He has two films in the can: Universal’s “State of Play” and Warner Bros.’ “He’s Just Not That Into You.”

Collins will next appear in “The Perfect Game” and “Crank 2” for Lionsgate, “Horsemen” for Mandate and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” prequel for Paramount.

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