Ben Affleck Will Headline Robert Rodriguez’s HYPNOTIC

So, does this mean Affleck's gonna be hanging out in Austin?

According to Variety, Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel) and Ben Affleck (Justice League) are teaming up for a brand-new action/mystery/thriller type-deal by the name of Hypnotic. The film - which will presumably be filmed here in Austin, at Rodriguez's famed Troublemaker Studios - is just one of several projects on Affleck's plate, including The Last Duel, with Ridley Scott.

Here's how they're describing it:

"Affleck will play a detective who becomes entangled in a mystery involving his missing daughter and a secret government program, while investigating a string of impossible high-end heists."

That all sounds pretty standard until you get to the "impossible high-end heists" part, which makes us wonder if there isn't more to this one that meets the eye. Maybe there's a science fiction angle here. Maybe magicians are involved. We simply don't know at this time, but rest assured we'll keep our ear to the ground for further updates. 

In the meantime, let's discuss what really matters here: if Affleck's gonna be in town filming Hypnotic next year, do you think we can get him to come do karaoke with us? That seems like the sort of thing Ben Affleck might be into, and we're very curious to know what his go-to karaoke tune is. Ben Affleck, if you're reading this, please drop us a line at your earliest convenience.