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March 29, 2012 at 09:14 PM EDT

Ben Affleck is attached to star as a disgraced politician who heads home to rebuild his life in the Warner Bros. comedy Nathan Decker, EW has confirmed. Dan Fogelman, who wrote last summer’s Crazy Stupid Love, penned the script, which recently had been envisioned as a vehicle for Tom Cruise.

Affleck, who played a shady pol in State of Play (2009) — also an active supporter of Democratic causes — is not considering directing Decker. (In his last two starring roles, The Town and the upcoming Argo, Affleck directed himself.) The Hollywood Reporter initially reported this news.

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