De Niro Swaps Ben for Brad

Affleck shies away from The Score

by Willow Green |
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After much speculation that he was signing up to do The Score with Robert de Niro, Ben Affleck has finally pulled out of negotiations. Talking with fans on his own website, Affleck says, ‘I will not be doing "The Score." As much as I'd love to work with DeNiro and Oz, this isn't the right project for me. I wish them luck and I'm sure it'll be a great movie.’ In further reports on Variety, Brad Pitt now looks set to take up where Ben left off Affleck also took the opportunity to clear up matters about another project he’s been linked with, The Dreyfus Affair. ‘I am a big fan of the book,’ Affleck says, ‘That being said, they don't have a shootable script yet. So it's all moot just now.’ Commenting on rumours that the ‘gay’ aspect of the character had frightened off Hollywood’s other A-list male stars, Affleck said, ‘the 'gay' aspect doesn't bother me, in fact I think it's wonderfully unbroken ground rich with potential material. I'm worried about the "good movie" part, which is why I would wait 'till the script is as great as the book (as is everyone else.)'

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