Ben Affleck will play George Reeves, the doomed 50s’ star of TV’s Superman, in “Truth, Justice and the American Way,” reports Variety. Diane Lane will portray Toni Mannix, a studio executive’s wife who may or may not have been romantically involved with the actor. The film co-stars Adrien Brody as a detective investigating the actor’s death.
The Focus Features project starts shooting this summer, with Allen Coulter directing. The film was written by Paul Bernbaum, with a final draft by Howard Korder.
Bernbaum’s script details the investigation into Reeves’ mysterious 1959 death in Hollywood, as well as the actor’s complex relationship with the iconic role that propelled him to stardom.
Script also centers on Reeves’ complex relationship with the iconic role that propelled him to stardom.