The Middle Man, a hot new drama project which hails from Ben Affleck and Glenn Gordon Caron, has landed at Fox with a pilot production commitment. The project has been in the works since as far back as 2009 when The project dates back to 2009, when Carter and Affleck met actor and screenwriter Michael Yebba and screenwriter Emilio Mauro during production of The Town. The current script is based on a story developed by Caron, Yebba and Mauro.
Set in 1960s Boston, The Middle Man explores the unique relationship between Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent charged with taking down the Italian-American mafia, and his confidential informant, Irish-American gangster Mickey Flood. As Rudy finds himself forced to bend the laws he pledged to enforce, the duo’s actions inadvertently give rise to the Irish-American mob in this timeless Boston crime saga. The pilot, which is set to enter production in early 2014, was written by Glenn Gordon Caron and is being produced by Fox & Pearl Street Productions. The executive producers are Pearl Street’s Chay Carter. Glenn Gordon Caron and Bel Affleck, while Affleck is also attached to direct.