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Ben Affleck Drops Out of Netflix Thriller 'Triple Frontier'

Ben Affleck has decided to part ways with the upcoming Netflix production Triple Frontier.

The 44-year-old actor was set to star in the thriller, but has decided to exit the production to “focus on his wellness and his family,” Deadline reports.

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Ben leaving Triple Frontier is just the latest setback for the film.

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was originally supposed to be produced by Paramount, but due to funding, the film was dropped by the studio before being picked up by Netflix.

Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum were both slated to star in the film before dropping out due to scheduling conflicts.

Evan Rachel Wood Slams Ben Affleck for Saying Kissing a Man Was the 'Greatest Acting Challenge'

An interview with Ben Affleck from 1997 has resurfaced and his quote about kissing a man is causing some controversy right now.

The actor was opening up about the Chasing Amy scene in which he kisses a man. He said, “a man kissing another man is the greatest acting challenge an actor can ever face,” according to Paper Magazine. Ben also said that after he finished filming the scene he declared himself a “serious actor.”

Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood has taken to Twitter to slam the comments.

“Try getting raped in a scene. Also, grow up Ben,” she wrote. “Also, you think us ladies like kissing all the guys we kiss? Just cause its a ‘straight kiss’ doesn’t mean we enjoy it. Ahem.”

One of Evan‘s fans pointed out that the quotes are two decades old and he has grown up. She replied by saying, “I’m sure he just thought it was a funny, but even jokes like that are damaging.”

Ben Affleck Steps Out After Humanitarian Award Win!

Ben Affleck was spotted out and about following his big humanitarian award win!

The 44-year-old actor stepped out with a female friend on Monday afternoon (July 17) in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

The evening before, Ben headed out solo to the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s So The World May Hear Awards Gala.

He was honored for his work with the nonprofit organization Eastern Congo Initiative, which he started in 2010.

The event helps to raise millions of dollars to provide hearing aids to people in need around the world.

A few days earlier, Ben was spotted out with his girlfriend Lindsay Shookus as they got dinner together.

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Ben Affleck's Daughter Violet Threw Some Shade at Him!

Ben Affleck speaks on stage while accepting an award at the 2017 Starkey Hearing Foundation’s So The World May Hear Awards Gala on Sunday night (July 16) at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn.

The 44-year-old actor was the recipient of a humanitarian award, one that his ex Jennifer Garner has received in the past! His 11-year-old daughter Violet threw some shade his way when the family found out he would be receiving the award.

“When I told my oldest daughter that I was getting this award, she said, ‘Yeah, Dad. Mom already has that one,’” Ben said during his speech.

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Ben Affleck & Lindsay Shookus Can't Contain Their Smiles After Pizza Date

Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus look elated to be together!

The new couple couldn’t contain their smiles while heading out of Beech Street Cafe on Monday night (July 10) in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Ben and Lindsay kept in casual for the evening outing, opting for tees and jeans.

While inside the restaurant, the couple were spotted sharing a table and chatting while enjoying some pizza.

Earlier that day, Ben and Lindsay were seen while out on a coffee date.

They’ve reportedly been spending lots of time together at Ben‘s home while Lindsay is on hiatus from SNL.

FYI: Ben is wearing Vince Camuto sneakers.

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Ben Affleck's Girlfriend Lindsay Shookus Is All Smiles After Coffee Date!

Lindsay Shookus flashes a wide smile while stepping out in a little black dress on Monday (July 10) in Los Angeles.

The 37-year-old Saturday Night Live producer was seen out and about in L.A. following a coffee date with her boyfriend Ben Affleck that morning. See the photos of the hot couple on TMZ.

WHO IS LINDSAY SHOOKUS? Here are five fast facts about Ben‘s new love!

Lindsay is back on the west coast after a quick trip out of town. She has reportedly been spending time lately living at Ben‘s home during the hiatus from SNL.

20+ pictures inside of Lindsay Shookus stepping out in Los Angeles… More Here! »

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Who is Lindsay Shookus? 5 Facts About Ben Affleck's New Love

Now that Ben Affleck has gone public with his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus, interest in her has, of course, increased.

The 44-year-old actor and 37-year-old Saturday Night Live producer have reportedly known each other for years, and began an alleged affair in 2013.

Here are 5 fast facts about Lindsay:

- She was previously married to SNL colleague Kevin Miller and they share a child together.

- Lindsay grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., and went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for journalism.

- She won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special in 2015 for producing the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special. She was also nominated in 2016 for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and for Outstanding Variety Special for producing the Adele Live in New York City concert special.

- Her first show working on SNL was hosted by Ben‘s BFF Matt Damon.

- She helped discover Kristen Wiig. “When I started as an assistant at SNL, I got my eyes on Kristen Wiig and was able to bring her for an audition for Lorne Michaels and the other producers. Turns out, Kristen Wiig can give you some street cred early on,” she told THR.