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Ben Affleck roped in for Disney’s new Harry Houdini movie

Ben Affleck has been roped in to feature in Disney's Harry Houdini movie.

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Ben Affleck has been roped in to feature in Disney’s Harry Houdini movie.

The 48-year-old Hollywood star, who will be reprising his role as Batman for the upcoming movie version of ‘The Flash’, has been reportedly confirmed to star in the upcoming film, based on the life of America’s most acclaimed magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, per WION.

The project has been in development for several years and now new reports suggest that Ben Affleck will not play the titular role. Instead, he will appear as “a supporting character who is some kind of agent.” An official confirmation about his involvement with the film is awaited.

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Based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman‘s novel ‘The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero’, the film revolves around the legendary illusionist’s life and career who passed away in 1962.

’10 Cloverfield Lane’ and ‘Black Mirror’ fame director Dan Trachtenberg is set to helm the project.

Meanwhile, Ben Affleck is currently having a busy year with a number of interesting projects lined up. He is set to feature in George Clooney’s upcoming film ‘The Tender Bar.’ He will also direct his upcoming project titled ‘The Big Goodbye’ which chronicles the making of Chinatown and features in the upcoming Zack Snyder’s cut of ‘Justice League’, reports Collider.

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On the other hand, the Academy Award winner recently enjoyed a family-filled Thanksgiving with his girlfriend Ana de Armas.

The couple, who met on the set of ‘Deep Water’, have been spotted together on several occasions. The pair were first romantically linked in March when they were seen enjoying their vacation together in Cuba.

Back in August, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas were reportedly spotted moving in together at the ‘Gone Girl’ stars LA residence.

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