Affleck Stars, Directs, Writes Town

Ben Affleck is in negotiations to star in, direct and rewrite the script for Warner Bros. Pictures “The Town” reports the trades.

Based on Chuck Hogan’s novel “The Prince of Thieves” the dark rom-comedy/heist movie involves a high-tension love triangle between a female bank manager, a longtime thief who stole more than her heart and an equally smitten FBI agent trying to bust the crook and his gang before they can pull another big job.

Events will be set in the Boston suburb of Charlestown, a similar locale to Affleck’s directorial debut “Gone Baby Gone”.

Peter Craig and Hogan penned the earlier script while Adrian Lynne (“Unfaithful”) was previously attached to direct.