Ben Affleck set to direct historical drama based on book titled ‘King Leopold’s Ghost’

Ben Affleck's next is based on true events of a rebellion that stands against genocide in Congo back in the late 1800s. Martin Scorsese set to come on board as producer.
Ben Affleck is going to portray a detective in his upcoming film HypnoticBen Affleck is going to portray a detective in his upcoming film Hypnotic
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Ben Affleck is getting behind the camera once again and is bringing a true story to the big screen. According to Deadline, the film is based on a book by the same name that is written by Adam Hochschild. The film circulates around the character of King Leopold who became the richest man in the world because of his brutal techniques and horrendous tactics. Leopold wanted to spread Christianity in the African continent and this is where the film is going to focus the most.

But, if you’re wondering why Affleck is interested in making a film with this much deep and deferent history. Then, reports reveal that Affleck has been a constant helper of the Eastern Congo Initiative and was working on this script for several years. The film is going to bring the story of how 10 million people in front of the world and with the hope that cinema keeps on bringing the stories that we deserve to be told.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The film is going to be an emotional rollercoaster that is going to provide inspiration time and time again. Affleck isn’t all alone in this one as Irishman director Martin Scorsese is also going to be the producer on this one. Alongside, is the screenwriter of Apocalypto, Farhad Safinia, who is joining the duo for this film. Do you think picking up this page out of the history books is going to be a successful move for Affleck? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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