Ben Affleck Switches Onto “Replay”

Ben Affleck is looking into an adaptation of Ken Grimwood’s dramatic fantasy novel “Replay” as his potential next directorial project at Warner Bros. Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on a 45-year-old man who has a fatal heart attack trying to prevent the murder of a jogger in New York’s Central Park.

He awakens to find himself and the jogger stuck in a loop – replaying his life from age 18 in Brooklyn to dying, along with the jogger, at 45. Together their pair try to break the cycle of their repeating lives.

Affleck has met for the project, but no official offer is out. The project has spent over two decades in development hell with the likes of Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts not to mention scribes like Peter Hyams and Richard LaGravenese.

Jason Smilovic penned the most recent draft which has resurrected interest in the project.