Source: VultureBen Affleck's
got a healthy line of credit with Warner Bros. following the critical and commercial success of The Town
. The studio is so happy with his work that it has offered him yet another gritty crime drama: this one's called Tales From The Gangster Squad
- a story about the Los Angeles Police Department's off-the-books squad of mercenary cops who tried to chase infamous gangster Micky Cohen out of town in the 1940s.
The script, which comes from a 2008 series of articles by Los Angeles Times
reporter Paul Lieberman, but was adapted for the screen by former South Central L.A. cop Will Beall, centers on Cohen, who started out as hired muscle for Al Capone in Chicago. He soon blossomed as a mogul after being sent to Los Angeles by Murder, Inc. kingpin Meyer Lansky to spy on Bugsy Siegel, who Cohen helped set up the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and ran it's sports betting operation. Dan Lin
would produce the film.
Despite the interesting premise of the film, Affleck has not accepted the offer as of yet. He's considering a plethora of projects, including a Showtime pilot called Homeland
and a new project with his friend and collaborator Matt Damon