April 24 (UPI) -- Justice League and Triple Frontier star Ben Affleck has signed on to act in and direct the big-screen adaptation of Rick Beyer's and Elizabeth Sayles' book, The Ghost Army of World War II.
The Netflix documentary Ghost Army is also a source for the film.
Variety said Affleck is now reworking the screenplay Nic Pizzolato penned for Ghost Army, however, Universal Pictures has not yet set a filming start date.
Deadline.com said the story is about a group of U.S. soldiers who used inflatable tanks, painted backgrounds and sound-effects records to trick the Germans into attacking the wrong places.
Affleck won his first Oscar for co-writing Good Will Hunting. He picked up a second when Argo, which he directed and starred in, won the Best Picture title.