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Affleck plays 'Superman' Reeves in film

June 28, 2006 at 11:02 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- Actor Ben Affleck will play TV's original "Superman," George Reeves, in "Hollywoodland" -- about Reeves' death in 1959 -- "Entertainment Tonight" reported.

Reeves, who played the Man of Steel in the '50s TV series "The Adventures of Superman," was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head days before his wedding. His death was ruled a suicide, but the official finding has had its doubters in Hollywood.

Bob Hoskins, Diane Lane and Adrien Brody are also set to appear in the film, in which Reeves is reportedly portrayed as a man attempting to escape from the shadow of the character he played on TV.

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