Date: 10th December 2020
Ben Affleck is being considered to star in George Clooney's feature film version of J.R. Moehringer’s coming-of-age story "The Tender Bar: A Memoir" for Amazon Studios.
George Clooney and Ben Affleck won Oscars together as producers on the latter's Best Picture-winning 2012 film "Argo", the two actors have never shared the screen or worked in an actor/director capacity together. Clooney is set to direct the film and produce through his Smokehouse Pictures banner, though it is unclear whether he will also star in the film as well.
Based on the J.R. Moehringer memoir about growing up in Long Island seeking out father figures among the patrons at his uncle's bar, the film originally was set up Sony with Ted Melfi directing. When Melfi fell off, Sony put the film into turnaround, allowing Amazon to grab it.
Clooney's feature directing credits include "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind", "Good Night and Good Luck", "Leatherheads", "The Ides of March", "The Monuments Men" and "Suburbicon". He also directed the upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller "The Midnight Sky" for Netflix due on Netflix on 23 December, while Affleck will next be seen in Deep Water and The Last Duel.
Source: Press Release