Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to produce comic book adaptation Sleeper


It’s been announced today that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are apparently on board to produce an adaptation of the Ed Brubaker comic book series, Sleeper.

According to Variety, Shawn Ryan and David Wiener will pen the script which is “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”

No director or actors have been announced.

Here’s the synopsis of Sleeper (via Amazon):

Sleeper is the critically acclaimed graphic novel series written Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Sean Philips, the Eisner Award winning creative team of Criminal, which tells the story of agent Holden Carver and the secret criminal organization he becomes enmeshed with. Carver is forced to live one day at a time in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse he plays with its leader, Tao, the amoral master of manipulation trying to elude detection since he has no way back in from the cold.


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