Date: 22nd November 2019
Actor Ben Affleck will direct and produce the historical drama titled "King Leopold's Ghost", set in the early 20th century in the Congo. A a true story of rebellion against genocide in the Congo in the late 1800s.
Affleck will produce alongside Martin Scorsese, and the script will be written by Apocalypto screenwriter Farhad Safinia.
Farhad Safinia is attached to write the script, inspired by Adam Hochschild's best-selling book about Leopold II of Belgium’s plunder in the Congo and the Congolese who defied him and fought back. The struggle sparked an unlikely alliance between a black American missionary, an English investigative journalist and an Irish spy, resulting in one of the first human rights movements in history.
Source: Press Release