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Ben Affleck in Warner Bros.’ ‘Sight’

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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