HOLLYWOOD — Jon Favreau (“Made”) is in negotiations to portray Foggy Nelson, the title character’s best friend and legal partner in “Daredevil,” the 20th Century Fox-New Regency adaptation of the Marvel Comics franchise.

Favreau joins Ben Affleck, who will play the blind lawyer and martial arts expert who becomes the costumed crime-fighting vigilante known as Daredevil. Other key castings include Jennifer Garner and Michael Clarke Duncan.

Favreau is repped by Endeavor and the Sweet Mud Group.

“Daredevil” has a tentative release date of Jan. 17, recently moved up a month. Mark Steven Johnson wrote the script and is directing the film, with Gary Foster and Avi Arad producing.