Ben Affleck to direct Disney's adaptation of bestselling book series  'Keeper of the Lost Cities'

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Ben Affleck is set to direct the upcoming adaptation of bestselling book series "Keeper of the Lost Cities" for Disney. The actor-filmmaker will also produce the live-action project through his banner Pearl Street, reported Deadline.

He is currently working on the script with scribe Kate Gritmon. Written by Shannon Messenger, "Keeper of the Lost Cities" follows a telepathic girl who must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world before the wrong person finds the answer first. "When 12-year-old Sophie finally discovers where her secret telepathic ability comes from, she learns she's actually not human but is from another world that exists side-by-side with ours," the official plotline read.

Madison Ainley will serve as an executive producer. This is not the first time that Affleck is tackling a book adaptation. His previous directorial -- "The Town", "Argo" and "Live By Night" -- were all based on novels.

On the acting front, the actor will next star in "Deep Water", opposite Ana de Armas, and Ridley Scott's "The Last Duel", co-starring Matt Damon and Adam Driver. He will also reprise his role of Batman in DC movie "The Flash".

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