Ben Affleck to direct making of Hollywood classic ‘Chinatown’

In 1974, Roman Polanski created one of the most iconic pieces of work in cinema with his film ‘Chinatown’. Starring Jack Nicholson in the lead as a detective, it made an impact in the neo-noir genre, seldom seen before.

To document, what went into its making, Actor Been Affleck and Paramount studios are going to make a film. It’ll be based on Sam Wasson’s novel, The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and The Last years of Hollywood.  The film will be titled ‘The Last Goodbye’ and it’ll document the rise of independent filmmakers in Hollywood and the making of one of the finest films in America.

The book’s rights were acquired by Lorne Michaels, who’ll produce the film alongside Ben Affleck.

The 1974 classic film revolved around a detective( Nicholson) hired by a woman to investigate her cheating husband. Soon he finds himself in a case filled with murder, deceit, and conspiracy.

Ben Affleck’s last film as a director was the gangster drama, Live By Night which released in 2016. As a director, his film ‘Argo’ won the Best Oscar film in 2012. Currently, the actor is busy with Ridley Scott’s ‘The Last Duel’  and is shooting in Ireland.

As an actor, his last film was ‘The Way Back’ which released earlier this year.

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