Ben Affleck‘s transformation into Rob Reiner is nearly complete. The actor-cum-director is currently at the helm of Argo and now has his next project lined up for him. Warner Bros and Universal Pictures have optioned the rights to the Alex Coben mystery novel, Tell No One. The plot is centered around a pediatrician whose wife goes missing. When he goes to find her, he is severely beaten. He awakes to discover his wife has been murdered and he is the top suspect. When it’s later ruled that she was the victim of a serial killer he is let off the hook. Years later, after the capture of the killer, bodies begin to turn up in the same fashion which puts the pediatrician back under suspicion. Then he receives evidence that his wife may still be alive.
This isn’t the first time that Hollywood has taken a stab at the material. It was once set up at Sony Pictures with Star Trek’s Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci on scripting duties. When they couldn’t figure out how to make the plot make any damn sense, it was scrapped. Then, it was successfully put on the screen in France and that’s what brought it to the attention of Affleck. Which is all well and good, but what I’d really like to see is a French version of Star Trek. (Deadline)