Monday, May 20, 2024

Miramax Reunion as Ben Affleck Signs to Star in Robert Rodriguez Movie From Mark Gill’s Solstice Studios


Well, it’s just like the old days. Except, a little bit different.

Ben Affleck, who came to stardom in Miramax’s “Good Will Hunting” will star in a new movie from Robert Rodriguez, a long time Miramax favorite director. Mark Gill, who was president during Miramax’s heyday, will produce with his company, Solstice.

The only person missing is Harvey Weinstein, who invented all these people. He is otherwise engaged.

“Hypnotic” is described as an “action thriller written by Rodriguez and Max Borenstein (. The film follows a detective (Affleck) who becomes entangled in a mystery involving his missing daughter and a secret government program–while investigating a string of impossible high-end heists.

Rodriguez, Studio 8 CEO Jeff Robinov and his colleagues Guy Danella & John Graham will produce the film with Solstice, which will spearhead US distribution and international sales beginning at the AFM this week.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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