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Ben Affleck to Be Scandalous Politician in 'Nathan Decker'

March 30, 2012 (2:05 am) GMT
In the political comedy which previously eyed Tom Cruise as the leading man, Affleck has been sealed to star as a politician who is caught in an affair and returns home to confront his past.

is set to star in another political movie following his stint in "". According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 39-year-old actor/filmmaker has been tapped to star in Warner Bros. Pictures' political comedy film called "".

The husband of actress is expected to tackle the lead role of a politician who is caught in an affair before returning to his hometown to forget his past. The "Daredevil" star will not sign on to direct the film because he's currently busy with the post-production stage of "Argo".

Before Affleck was chosen as the leading man for "Nathan Decker", was once mentioned as a possible lead actor. Nonetheless, no deal has ever been sealed with the "Risky Business" actor. After picking up the script from scribe Dan Fogelman, Warners is currently looking for a director to helm the project.

Affleck was last seen starring in 2010's "", which he also directed and wrote. His upcoming directorial stint include "", a big-budgeted adaptation of Stephen King's novel. He has also been attached to an untitled Terrence Malick project, which is said to be a romantic drama which also stars , and .

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