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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to produce movie adaptation of DC Comics Sleeper

Nov. 21, 2013by:
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Aside from wearing the batsuit, Ben Affleck will take part in another comic property. The actor has boarded the long in-development adaptation of DC Comics/Wildstorm's SLEEPER.

Affleck and Matt Damon will partner on the project as producers. The 2003 comic was written by Ed Brubaker with art from Sean Phillips. The story is set, "noir universe where a few people are spontaneously developing superpowers — follows Holden Carver, a man who can absorb pain and pass it on to others, as he infiltrates a criminal organization on behalf of a law enforcement agency. His allegiances come into question, especially when he falls for the alluring killer, Miss Misery."

Warner Bros. has hired the team of Shawn Ryan (THE SHIELD) and David Wiener to pen the script.

The project has been floating around for quite some time. Back in 2008, Sam Raimi was set to produce with partner Josh Donen under their Stars Road banner. Tom Cruise was attached to take the lead around that time. Wonder who they will get to direct on this one.

Source: Variety

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2:56PM on 11/22/2013
Brubaker writes some of the best crime noir stories going. Stoked for this..
Brubaker writes some of the best crime noir stories going. Stoked for this..
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5:20AM on 11/22/2013
This sparks my interest
This sparks my interest
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4:29AM on 11/22/2013
Unfamiliar with the comic. In love with the shield. But the article is poorly written in that (I scroll up and see it's Niki Stephens - AAGH the worst writer on here) I can't tell if Affleck is starring in it. There's a line that very much implies he is, but doesn't say it, and the next line says he is producing with Damon. As the writer, she needs to clear this up by saying he is starring, or as if right now he's just producing.... Joblo must not have an editor that has to read all these
Unfamiliar with the comic. In love with the shield. But the article is poorly written in that (I scroll up and see it's Niki Stephens - AAGH the worst writer on here) I can't tell if Affleck is starring in it. There's a line that very much implies he is, but doesn't say it, and the next line says he is producing with Damon. As the writer, she needs to clear this up by saying he is starring, or as if right now he's just producing.... Joblo must not have an editor that has to read all these articles. It's easy to make mistakes and not see how it's confusing, and that's why you need someone else to read it (and even watch it and listen to it - whatever your making) to say this part right here doesn't make sense, you need to clear it up. So either their editor is absolutely terrible, or they don't have one, and I have no idea why they wouldn't have one bc you need ppl to look over you're stuff and this is ("allegedly") a journalistic site.
On a side note I was reading a marvel comic yesterday, and he was just ab 5 years to old, but man Damon would have made the perfect Cap in his prime. Evans is solid, but I think Damon would have been a much better leader, and more intimidating when need be.
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4:31AM on 11/22/2013
And how about a bit of movie trivia!!!!! The second movie with both Affleck and Damon, where Miss Misery plays a part in the film. It won the oscar didn't it? Or did it lose to an animated film?
And how about a bit of movie trivia!!!!! The second movie with both Affleck and Damon, where Miss Misery plays a part in the film. It won the oscar didn't it? Or did it lose to an animated film?
2:05PM on 11/22/2013
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4:23PM on 11/22/2013
Maybe you should read a little more closely next time before you bash the writer. I don't see anything that makes me think he might be the lead. Niki clearly says they are on board as producers.
Maybe you should read a little more closely next time before you bash the writer. I don't see anything that makes me think he might be the lead. Niki clearly says they are on board as producers.
12:22AM on 11/22/2013
@filmaddict My belief is it is due to Mr. Schwarzenegger being currently on trail for Movie Jail. Any trailer would undoubtedly sway the audience and result in a mistrial.

For this film news, The Shield was a great show in its prime and there are a lot of talented people on this project. I'll keep my ear to the ground.
@filmaddict My belief is it is due to Mr. Schwarzenegger being currently on trail for Movie Jail. Any trailer would undoubtedly sway the audience and result in a mistrial.

For this film news, The Shield was a great show in its prime and there are a lot of talented people on this project. I'll keep my ear to the ground.
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12:09AM on 11/22/2013

You guys are sleepin on the new Schwarzenegger trailer.

It's been online for a few hours now, looks pretty cool: [link]
It's been online for a few hours now, looks pretty cool: [link]
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