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Affleck gets Judge'd

08.20.2008

afflarnerAfter his impressive directing debut on GONE BABY GONE, I hope Ben Affleck doesn't stay away from calling the shots himself. Although it's good to see him getting back in front of the camera, as long as it doesn't involve red leather or the holidays.

Affleck will join Mike Judge's new comedy EXTRACT, playing a sleazy lawyer. The movie stars Affleck's SMOKIN' ACES scene thief Jason Bateman as the hapless owner of a flower extract factory, dealing with a cheating wife and disgruntled employees.

Clifton Collins Jr. will play a disabled factory worker (as if playing a wheelchair-bound FBI trainee in MINDHUNTERS wasn't sufficient humiliation), while supercutie Mila Kunis and SNLer Kristen Wiig play chicks of differing hotness.

The movie is with Affleck's old home Miramax, rather than the seemingly Judge-hating Fox (who sort of released his OFFICE SPACE and IDIOCRACY).

Extra Tidbit: In the upcoming drama (and remake of UK miniseries) STATE OF PLAY, Affleck stepped in for Ed Norton and Russell Crowe replaced Brad Pitt.
Source: Variety

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8:13AM on 08/23/2008

PHEW!!

Thank god for that, by the headline I thought he was gonna be playing Judge Dredd or something.
Thank god for that, by the headline I thought he was gonna be playing Judge Dredd or something.
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4:55PM on 08/21/2008
Hey, personally, I like Affleck a bunch, but he's not the charismatic cat studios once thought he was. He tried the movie star route before he could prove his mettle. He chose the wrong path early in his career, and became a sensation, and then a bad aftertaste. Now he's back and I couldn't be happier. There are plenty of actors whose ego takes them places they shouldn't be, but who actually possess real talent, and Ben is one of them.
Hey, personally, I like Affleck a bunch, but he's not the charismatic cat studios once thought he was. He tried the movie star route before he could prove his mettle. He chose the wrong path early in his career, and became a sensation, and then a bad aftertaste. Now he's back and I couldn't be happier. There are plenty of actors whose ego takes them places they shouldn't be, but who actually possess real talent, and Ben is one of them.
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10:52AM on 08/21/2008

Dear Ben,

Read my lips... STAY BEHIND THE CAMERA.

Loved Gone Baby Gone.
DON'T love you. DON'T want to look at you or hear your political views (even though i agree with them!)
Get fat, grow a beard, take up cigar smoking. Just don't act anymore!
Heck didn't you get an Oscar for screenplay? get back on that horse and ride it.

Any movie you appear in now is out of your own misguided ego. The same ego that made you think that "Jenny From The Block" video was a good look.

Sincerely,
Hung Low
Read my lips... STAY BEHIND THE CAMERA.

Loved Gone Baby Gone.
DON'T love you. DON'T want to look at you or hear your political views (even though i agree with them!)
Get fat, grow a beard, take up cigar smoking. Just don't act anymore!
Heck didn't you get an Oscar for screenplay? get back on that horse and ride it.

Any movie you appear in now is out of your own misguided ego. The same ego that made you think that "Jenny From The Block" video was a good look.

Sincerely,
Hung Low
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6:27AM on 08/21/2008

Bring it on!

A new MIke Judge film with a decent cast? Now we're talking!
A new MIke Judge film with a decent cast? Now we're talking!
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11:44PM on 08/20/2008

Wait, what!?

"Affleck will join Mike Judge's new comedy..."

Mike Judge? I'm there.
"Affleck will join Mike Judge's new comedy..."

Mike Judge? I'm there.
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