Ben Affleck is in talks with Paramount about directing the book adaptation of The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood, writes Deadline.
The 47-year-old Affleck, who previously made films like Gone Baby Gone in Argo directed, will also write the script.
Sam Wasson takes in the non-fiction book The Big Goodbye a look behind the scenes at the film Chinatown from 1974, featuring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, among others. The film, directed by Roman Polanski, was nominated for eleven Oscars and won one.
Chinatown is about Los Angeles in the time of the Great Depression. A detective (Nicholson) is hired to track a water engineer. After photographing the man, he drowns.