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Freeman Joins Affleck For "Gone, Baby, Gone"

Freeman and AffleckOscar winner Morgan Freeman is in final negotiations to join the cast of "Gone, Baby, Gone" for Miramax Films, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, based on the fourth novel of the same name in Dennis Lehane's Kenzie and Gennaro detective series, will mark the big-screen directorial debut for Ben Affleck who also wrote the screenplay.

The role will reunite Freeman and Affleck who worked together on 2002's "The Sum of All Fears."

Freeman will play a police captain in the Boston-set crime drama that revolves around two private eyes who investigate a missing child in a working-class neighborhood.

Michelle Monaghan ("Mission: Impossible III"), Casey Affleck ("Ocean's Eleven") and Ed Harris ("A History of Violence") have already joined the project, which began shooting in Boston this week.

Four-time Oscar nominee, Freeman, took home a best supporting actor statue in 2005 for his role in "Million Dollar Baby." His recent films include "Lucky Number Slevin," "Batman Begins," "The Big Bounce," and "Dreamcatcher." Among the slew of other projects he is working on, Freeman is also reprising his role as God in the "Bruce Almighty" sequel, "Evan Almighty" which stars Steve Carell.

"Gone, Baby, Gone" is set to be released later this year. -- Shannon Nolley

Posted by Shannon on May 27, 2006 10:43 AM
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