EXCEPTIONAL: Ben Affleck continues to build his future dance card and seems to have found another possible directorial job to add to his list. Sources tell Deadline that Disney is in the process of developing a live film based on the best-selling series Guardian of the lost cities from Shannon Messenger, with Affleck attached to a direct. He will also produce through his banner on Pearl Street and adapt the script with Kate Griton. Madison Ainley will be involved as executive producer.
In the best-selling novel, a telepathic girl must understand why she is the key to her brand new world before the wrong person finds the answer first. When 12-year-old Sophie finally discovers where her secret telepathic ability comes from, she realizes that she̵
There are over 2.5 million books in print and counting in the series, and Book 8.5 Unlocked (released in November) has just been named Best Book for Young Reader of 2020 by Barnes & Noble. He is also a semifinalist at the Goodreads Choice 2020 award and a gold medalist in California.
Affleck’s recent sports drama The way back has earned him some of the best reviews of his acting career. Warner Bros. is so impressed that the studio plans to run an awards campaign for its acclaimed performance this season at the Oscars.
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