Ben Affleck may direct Arizona

Miramax Films is busy developing based-on-truth drama Arizona – and it wants Ben Affleck to make the film his directing follow-up to Gone Baby Gone.

Arizona will be based on a true story about Don Bolles, an investigative reporter for local newspaper the Arizona Republic. He was killed by a bomb while digging into organised crime links to the state’s government.

Variety reports that Sheldon Turner will pen the script and Affleck’s old producing partner Sean Bailey is on board, which might explain his interest.

Public domain

Right now, the studio doesn’t have the full rights with the story – but will work from information that’s in the public domain while negotiations continue.

Whoever said Hollywood couldn’t work around a problem like the truth?

[Source: Variety ]