THE SUM OF ALL FEARS
BEN AFFLECK (Jack Ryan) recently turned in
a critically acclaimed performance as Gavin Banek in Paramount's
"Changing Lanes." He has also completed production on Martin Brest's
"Gigli" starring opposite Jennifer Lopez, and is
currently shooting the big-screen adaptation of Marvel Comics' "Daredevil."
Affleck recently partnered with Matt Damon, Chris Moore and
Sean Bailey to form LivePlanet, Inc. Their first endeavor, "Project
Greenlight," aired on HBO and drew critical raves for its behind-the-scenes
look at the challenges faced by a first-time filmmaker. chosen from an internet
screenwriting contest to make his feature film debut. Affleck and Bailey also
co-wrote the interactive drama/reality hybrid pilot "Push, Nevada,"
which was recently greenlit by ABC. Five additional scripts of "Push,
Nevada" have been ordered: the show will be produced by Touchstone
Television and LivePlanet.
Affleck came to prominence in Kevin Smith's comedy
"Chasing Amy." He captured an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award
1998 for his script,
"Good Will Hunting," which he co-wrote with Damon. He segued into
big-budget action with "Armageddon," and was among the ensemble cast
of the Academy AwardÂ®,-winning "Shakespeare in Love." Affleck went on
to star in the romantic comedy "Forces of Nature" the fantastical
comedy "Dogma," the Wall Street drama "Boiler Room," the
suspense thriller "Reindeer Games," the romantic drama
"Bounce" and the epic "Pearl Harbor." His other film credits
include "Going All the Way," "Mall Rats," "Cruz,"
"Dazed and Confused" and "School Ties."
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