Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will be teaming up again to produce a big-screen adaptation of the comic book “Sleeper”, written by Ed Brubaker with illustration by Sean Phillips. Variety.com reports that the best friend duo will produce alongside Jennifer Todd through their motion picture production company Pearl Street Films. Shawn Ryan (FX’s creator of the cop drama “The Shield”) will pen the script along with playwright David Wien (“The Killing”.)
“Sleeper” (set in noir universe where a few people are spontaneously developing superpowers) follows Holden Carver, a man who can absorb pain and pass it on to others, as he infiltrates a criminal organization on behalf of a law enforcement agency. His allegiances come into question, especially when he falls for the alluring killer, Miss Misery.
Sam Raimi and Josh Donen was attached to produce the pic back in 2008 with Tom Cruise rumored to be the star.