Ben Affleck‘s new movie production won’t even get off the ground — before anyone could yell action, the coronavirus pandemic is postponing the shoot.
Here’s the deal … Ben’s set to star in Robert Rodriguez‘s upcoming action thriller, “Hypnotic,” but they’re already behind schedule due to the outbreak. Solstice Studios tells TMZ … Robert was scheduled to start filming in L.A. at the end of April, but they’ve already decided to hit the pause button.
A rep tells us, “We will be taking a temporary hiatus to take necessary precautions to ensure the health of our cast and crew.”
The movie sounds pretty interesting … Ben plays a detective investigating a string of high-end heists who gets roped into a scandal, sees his daughter go missing and uncovers a secret government program. The budget is reportedly in the neighborhood of $60 to $80 million.
Ben’s enjoying life between films though … playing the role of Instagram boyfriend with his “Deep Water” costar, Ana de Armas, down in Costa Rica. Hiatus only means more time with his very hot new boo … so he probably ain’t complaining too much.