Jeremy Renner

Ben Affleck lets Jeremy Renner do the heavy thesping in "The Town." (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Movie Blog: Affleck Directs Himself Out Of ‘Town’

Warner Brothers has made it no secret they’re hoping Ben Affleck can be the next Clint Eastwood, meaning they want him to write, act, direct and produce the studio’s more prestigious, but still mainstream-friendly fare. And do it while simultaneously filling the all-important role as a matinee idol.