Actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck is set to direct a movie that will explore the making of Roman Polanski’s crime classic ‘Chinatown’.
The film, set up at Paramount, is based on author Sam Wasson’s book, ‘The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood’, which was published in February this year, reported Variety.
The non-fiction book tells the behind-the-scenes story of the 1974 film, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.
‘Chinatown’ followed a private detective (Nicholson) who is hired by a woman (Dunaway) to expose her cheating husband, only the investigation throws the PI into a proverbial web of deceit.
Cinema aficionados still remember the movie for its twist ending, which had quite the impact on audiences at the time.
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Affleck, 47, will also produce the movie along with ‘Saturday Night Live’ creator Lorne Michaels.
The actor will next star in psychological thriller ‘Deep Water’ and Ridley Scott’s ‘The Last Duel’.