Just days since needlessly reminding us he was in Justice League, Ben Affleck is back to being a Very Serious Director. According to Deadline, the Argo Oscar-winner is returning to real-life international affairs with King Leopold’s Ghost, a film he plans to direct from a script by Apocalypto‘s Farhad Safinia.
Based on the nonfiction book of the same name, the story tells of King Leopold II of Belgium’s exploitation and atrocities committed against the Congo Free State at the turn of the 20th century.
Because you know what the best part of Ben Affleck’s day is? For the about ten seconds, when he’s on the outskirts of the Independent Free State of the Congo to entering the nation properly. ‘Cause he thinks maybe he’ll get up there, and he’ll approach its borders, and a colonizing European monarch won’t be there. No “goodbye,” no “sorry for the war crimes,” no nothin’. They just left. He don’t know much, but he know that.
Anyway, Matt Damon will play the ghost.