Ben Affleck Exits Netflix Thriller TRIPLE FRONTIER

Variety reports that Ben Affleck has passed on the starring role in Netflix's upcoming thriller TIRPLE FRONTIER. The actor's departure marks the third time a major star has parted ways with the project. Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum both dropped citing scheduling conflicts.

Affleck also recently reversed his decision to helm THE BATMAN earlier this year in order to focus his efforts on the starring role as the Caped Crusader. He remains producer on the project. He will next be seen on the big screen in JUSTICE LEAGUE, hitting theaters on November 17th.

Affleck is the recipient of two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He gained wide recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting(1997). He then established himself as a leading man in studio films including the disaster drama Armageddon (1998), the romantic comedy Forces of Nature (1999), the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001) and the thriller Changing Lanes (2002).

Affleck received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the noir biopic Hollywoodland (2006). His directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone (2007), which he also co-wrote, was well-received. He then directed, co-wrote, and starred in the crime drama The Town (2010). For the political thriller Argo (2012), which he directed, co-produced and starred in, Affleck won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Picture. He starred in the psychological thriller Gone Girl in 2014. In 2016, Affleck began playing Batman in the DC Extended Universe, starred in the action thriller The Accountant, and directed, wrote and acted in the gangster drama Live by Night.

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