Batman's Ben Affleck in talks to reunite with George Clooney for The Tender Bar

Dan Seddon
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From Digital Spy

Argo buddies Ben Affleck and George Clooney are in talks to reunite on Amazon Studios project The Tender Bar.

Fresh from wrapping Ridley Scott's medieval epic The Last Duel last autumn – Affleck portrays King Charles VI – Deadline reports that the duo have been searching for an opportunity to work together again for years, and their wish is now almost sealed in ink.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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The Tender Bar would potentially see Affleck in the lead role, while Clooney calls the shots from behind the camera (could there be room for a supporting role, too?).

Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed) is behind this one – adapting JR Moehringer's memoir about growing up in Long Island and fishing for father figures at his uncle's bar.

Photo credit: John Lamparski - Getty Images
Photo credit: John Lamparski - Getty Images

Related: Netflix reveals George Clooney's The Midnight Sky has been a huge hit

Back in December, Clooney's latest directorial effort The Midnight Sky received four stars in Digital Spy's review.

We commented: "It's a visually striking, emotional and bold sci-fi, telling a bleak, yet oddly hopeful, post-apocalyptic tale of a scientist trying to save a group of astronauts. Just don't go expecting a light festive lark – and do remember to keep the tissues nearby because when Clooney goes for the feels, he doesn't miss."

Expect The Tender Bar to arrive on Amazon Prime Video sometime next year.

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