NEW YORK — Ben Affleck will play George Reeves and Diane Lane will also star in Focus Features’ “Truth, Justice and the American Way,” the story of a Los Angeles gumshoe trying to solve Reeves’ mysterious death.
Reeves met a tragic, mysterious end in 1959 after years portraying TV’s Superman.
As previously announced, Adrien Brody stars as the detective investigating Reeves’ death. Lane will play Toni Mannix, the Hollywood wife of a studio exec who may have been linked romantically to Reeves.
Script also centers on Reeves’ complex relationship with the iconic role that propelled him to stardom.
Pic starts shooting this summer, with Allen Coulter helming.
“Truth” was penned by Paul Bernbaum, with a final draft by Howard Korder.
Glenn Williamson is producing through his Back Lot Pictures, which has a first-look deal with Focus. Williamson recently served as an exec producer on the Focus pics “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and upcoming “The Ice Harvest.”
Bernbaum is exec producing “Truth,” with Focus’ Joe Pichirallo overseeing.