Hollywood star Ben Affleck is set to direct the upcoming adaptation of bestselling book series Keeper of the Lost Cities for Disney.
The actor-filmmaker will also produce the live-action project through his banner Pearl Street, reported Deadline. He is currently working on the script with scribe Kate Gritmon.
Written by Shannon Messenger, Keeper of the Lost Cities follows a telepathic girl who must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world before the wrong person finds the answer first.
“When 12-year-old Sophie finally discovers where her secret telepathic ability comes from, she learns she’s actually not human but is from another world that exists side-by-side with ours,” the official plotline read. Madison Ainley will serve as an executive producer.
This is not the first time that Affleck is tackling a book adaptation. His previous directorial — The Town, Argo and Live By Night — were all based on novels.
On the acting front, the actor will next star in Deep Water, opposite Ana de Armas, and Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel, co-starring Matt Damon and Adam Driver. He will also reprise his role of Batman in DC movie The Flash.