Ben Affleck is in negotiations to join the Mike Judge comedy “Extract” for Miramax Films and Ternion Productions reports Variety.
Affleck will play an ambulance-chasing lawyer in the film, which centers on a flower extract factory owner (Jason Bateman) who’s dealing with workplace problems and a streak of bad luck, including his wife’s affair with a gigolo.
Clifton Collins Jr. is also joining the cast as a factory worker who loses a body part in a freak accident and is now due for a huge settlement. Mila Kunis and Kristen Wiig have already boarded the project, which begins filming Monday in Los Angeles.
Judge wrote the screenplay and is producing with John Altschuler.