Ben Affleck Set To Direct and Star In Ghost Army
Ben Affleck is set to direct and star in a new World War II film called Ghost Army. The script for the film was written by True Detective‘s Nic Pizzolato, and it’s based on the book The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery by Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles. There’s also a Netflix documentary called Ghost Army that the film is based on.
Ghost Army tells the story of…
a secret force that relied on sleight of hand and illusion to trick the Nazis in 1944. A group of soldiers including future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Arthur Singer, Victor Dowd, Art Kane, and Jack Masey, landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a massive collection of sound-effects records, they created the illusion of troop strength on European battlefields of Europe, to trick the Germans into deploying their forces in the wrong places.
Can’t wait to see how this turns out.