Ben Affleck: All New Movies Coming Out in 2024 and 2025

Ben Affleck, the multifaceted talent of Hollywood, embarked on his illustrious career by appearing in ‘The Dark End of the Street.’ Born on August 15, 1972, in Berkeley, California, Affleck’s cinematic journey has been marked by a remarkable evolution from a promising actor to a critically acclaimed filmmaker. His early acting roles paved the way for a prolific career that includes a series of memorable appearances in major films.

Affleck had his breakthrough with the 1997 film ‘Good Will Hunting,’ in which he not only starred alongside his close friend Matt Damon but also co-wrote the screenplay, earning them both an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. This triumph catapulted Affleck into the Hollywood spotlight, leading to iconic roles in movies like ‘Armageddon,’ ‘Pearl Harbor,’ and ‘The Town,’ in which his versatility and charismatic presence shone through. His directorial debut, ‘Gone Baby Gone’ (2007), and subsequent directorial efforts like ‘Argo’ (2012), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, further solidified his reputation as a filmmaker of exceptional talent.

Affleck’s career has been a journey of resilience, innovation, and artistic excellence, leaving an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. His most recent appearance saw him donning the iconic cape and cowl, reprising his role as Batman in ‘The Flash.’ If you are eagerly awaiting his upcoming projects, here’s everything you need to know about them!

1. Animals (TBA)

Affleck will be both directing and producing the upcoming Netflix thriller ‘Animals.’ As per the reports, the film will center on the kidnapping of the son of an L.A. mayoral candidate and show how he and his wife handle the situation as the deadline for the ransom gets nearer. Matt Damon will play the role of the mayor while Jennifer Garner is in talks to play the role of the wife. The rest of the cast is yet undisclosed. Connor O. McIntyre has written the story that has been revised by Billy Ray. Currently in its filming stage, ‘Animals’ is expected to drop on Netflix towards the end of 2024 or early 2025. A release date is awaited.

2. Untitled Accountant Sequel (TBA)

The sequel to the 2016 thriller film ‘The Accountant’ is officially in the works. Gavin O’Connor will return to direct the film, with Affleck and Jon Bernthal reprising their roles as Christian Wolff and Brax respectively. The sequel is expected to pick up where the first film left off, with Wolff continuing to work as a math whiz for criminal organizations. The project is currently in pre-production and no release date has been set yet although filming is expected to begin later in 2024 and a mid-2025 release is expected. Reportedly, O’Connor plans for a trilogy.

“The news I can give you right now is that it’s a work in progress. We’re working on the script right now and we all have high hopes that it’s going to move forward as we planned, but yes, we’re all excited about it and we’re hoping to see it come out very soon as well,” producer Mark Williams told Screen Rant in 2022. Given the unexpected and resounding success of ‘The Accountant,’ a sequel was warranted, with the potential for the franchise to expand into a trilogy.

3. Keeper of the Lost Cities (TBA)

An exciting live-action movie adaptation of the bestselling book series ‘Keeper of the Lost Cities’ by Shannon Messenger is currently in development at Disney with Affleck on board as both director and producer. The story revolves around a telepathic girl named Sophie, who embarks on a journey to unravel the mysteries of her newfound world, realizing that she holds the key to its future, all while racing against time to prevent the wrong person from discovering the truth. The actor-director is also writing the film with Kate Gritmon. Although the project was announced in 2021, information concerning its production is yet to be revealed.

4. The Big Goodbye (TBA)

Affleck is gearing up to adapt Sam Wasson’s eponymous book, delving into the behind-the-scenes intricacies of bringing the 1974 film noir classic ‘Chinatown,’ starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway and directed by Roman Polanski, to the silver screen. In addition to directing, Affleck will also produce this project and pen down the script. The rights to the book were secured by Paramount and we eagerly anticipate forthcoming updates on the project’s development.

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