Multihyphenate in talks to direct and produce action pic

Ben Affleck is in negotiations to direct and produce Warner Bros.’ action pic “Line of Sight,” which will be developed as a possible starring vehicle for the multihyphenate.

Silver Pictures is producing the project, which follows an elite commando squad as it transports cargo while dealing with a global threat.

Silver Pictures’ Alex Heineman conceived the idea and tapped F. Scott Frazier to write the script as a spec, which WB acquired in March. Peter O’Brien (Xbox 360’s “Halo: Reach”) recently came on to rewrite the pic, which will be filmed from a first-person point-of-view.

Joel Silver and Andrew Rona are producing, while Heineman will serve as exec producer. Warners execs Sarah Schechter and Chantal Nong are overseeing the project for the studio.

WME-repped Affleck is currently helming WB’s Iran hostage crisis pic “Argo,” in which he stars alongside Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin. His last film for WB, “The Town,” grossed $154 million worldwide.

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