Although I’m becoming increasingly convinced Ben Affleck should only star in movies he also directs, THR says he has signed onto play the title character in Nathan Decker, a political comedy being set up at Warner Bros. The project does not have a director yet, but Ben does not plan to helm the project himself.
Dan Fogelman (Crazy Stupid Love) wrote the screenplay, which at one point had Tom Cruise attached to play the title character. The plot centres on a politician who is caught having an affair, and returns to his hometown to confront his past.
The studio is currently looking for a director, although it isn’t known when production may begin.