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June 17, 2011  | by: Roselyn Sebastian

Affleck behind the camera in "The Town"

Ben Affleck is a jack of all trades.  It would seem he can act and write, and this time Affleck is set to direct once again.  Affleck has directed the The Town and Gone Baby Gone, which both received critical acclaim. And this time he’s going to direct a film adaptation of Harlan Coben’s novel Tell No One.

Jon Hamm, Affeck’s co-star in The Town, joked in an interview with People, “It was an awful experience. [Ben's] a horrible human being. Talent-free, I guess we could probably say. It was pure misery…two-and-half months of absolute, abject terror.”

But in all seriousness, Hamm had nothing but nice things to say about Affleck’s directorial skills.  “No, it was truly a wonderful experience. To actually have to bring that intensity and the wonderful performance that he brought in front of the camera, it’s an amazing achievement – and I’m very proud to be associated with it,” Hamm said.

This is great news for Affleck’s career especially since Harlan Coben has written several thrillers, most of which haven’t been brought to the big screen yet.  Studios could want Affleck to helm a Coben franchise.

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