Ben Affleck Circling 'Replay' as Next Directing Project
Fresh off The Town, Ben Affleck is setting his sights on his next directorial project: Warner Bros.’s adaptation of a Ken Grimwood novel titled Replay.
No offer has been made but Affleck has met on project, which was first set up in 1988. Yes, 1988.
The book has seen scripts by Peter Hyams, Richard LaGravenese and other scribes, and over the years has attracted Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts.
Now Jason Smilovic has written a new script which has execs and talent excited again.
The dramatic fantasy centers on a 45-year-old man who has a fatal heart attack while trying to prevent the murder of a jogger in New York's Central Park. Instead of going to the great beyond, however, he is stuck in a "replay" of his life beginning at age 18 in Brooklyn. With his knowledge of the future, he changes his life and builds a financial empire, only to die again at age 45. The "replay" continues, however, as he and the murdered jogger fall in love and struggle to break the cycle of their repeating lives.