Ben Affleck is reportedly in talks to direct the Afghanistan war film “Red Platoon” for Sony Pictures, Immersive Pictures and Smokehouse Pictures according to multiple sources for The Tracking Board.
Based on Clinton Romesha’s memoir, the action is set during 2009’s Battle of Kamdesh. More than 300 Taliban fighters launched a pre-dawn raid on a remote and controversial American Outpost Keating near the Pakistan border.
Staff Sgt. Romesha, a husband and father of three children, planned and led a small band of soldiers in a counterattack against seemingly insurmountable odds, saving dozens of lives. Adam Cozad wrote the most recent draft of the script which Affleck would likely re-write.
Affleck’s brother, Casey Affleck, is being eyed for the lead role – their first collaboration together since Ben’s first directorial effort “Gone Baby Gone”. Josh Bratman, Kerry Foster, George Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce.