Ben Affleck to direct historical drama

Actor Ben Affleck will direct and produce the historical drama titled “King Leopold”s Ghost”, set in the early 20th century in the Congo.

Affleck will produce via his Pearl Street Films banner, alongside Martin Scorsese who will produce via his Sikelia Productions banner.

Farhad Safinia is attached to write the script, inspired by Adam Hochschild”s best-selling book about Leopold II of Belgium”s plunder in the Congo and the Congolese who defied him and fought back, reports variety.com.

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