Ben Affleck to play George Reeves in life story

BenAffleck_small.jpgThis is interesting, news from Cinema Confidential that Ben Affleck has been snapped up to star as George Reeves in the movie about his life. That’s Reeves of 50’s TV Superman series fame.

ariety reports that Ben Affleck has landed the coveted role of George Reeves in his biopic, “Truth, Justice and the American Way.” The title referes to the motto of DC Comic character Superman, whom Reeves portrayed on TV in the 1950s.

Diane Lane will also join Affleck in the picture as Toni Mannix, a studio executive’s wife who may or may not have been romantically involved with the actor. Adrien Brody also co-stars as a detective investigating Reeves’ mysterious death.

Now I don’t hold Affleck in a high esteem at all, I haven’t seen any movies that I can recall where he’s shined, and a few where he’s held is own. To be honest when he’s next to his buddy Matt Damon he pales totally. However, I think this could be a good chance for him, we know he does have acting talent, I think it’s just been very misdirected. Perhaps this could be a more serious and pure acting based role that could help him bring them forward for a change.

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