CATEGORIES Movie NewsRemember when we used to shudder anytime the words "Ben Affleck" and "movie" were uttered in the same sentence? Well, those days of 'Gigli' are very far behind us. His acting career has flourished, and as a director, he's come up with two critically acclaimed movies -- 'Gone Baby Gone' and 'The Town.' Affleck now has been attached to direct another film, this one a remake of the French thriller 'Tell No One.'
'Tell No One' became a hit with audiences and critics overseas when it was released in 2006, and was an art-house success in the states in 2008. Based on Harlan Coben's novel of the same name, the film is a murder mystery involving a doctor and his wife.
The film was originally set up at Sony Pictures in 2002, but the project never came together and ended up being developed and produced overseas. (The novel's U.S. setting was transferred to France.) Now, Deadline reports that Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures have optioned the rights to the movie for a remake. Both studios plan on developing the picture together.