Ben Affleck in talks to direct film about slain reporter

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Set up at Miramax, where Ben Affleck famously shared a screenwriting Oscar in 1998 for Good Will Hunting, the film would chronicle the reporter’s death in 1976 from a car bomb apparently placed by the mob and the subsequent rallying of his former colleagues to finish the work he started.

A script is still being commissioned, so it’ll be some time before the fledgling movie comes to term.

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