Ben Affleck, Matt Damon to produce `Sleeper`

PTI| Updated: Nov 23, 2013, 20:56 PM IST

Los Angeles: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Jennifer Todd are teaming up to produce `Sleeper`, a project which dates back to 2008.

The actors and producer Todd are joining forces to work on the movie, which is adapted from a comic book written by Ed Brubaker and published by DC Comics, which dates back to 2008, according to Variety.

The project was previously believed to have been developed by actor Tom Cruise, director Sam Raimi and Josh Donen.

`The Shield` creator Shawn Ryan and David Wienerm, who worked on season two of `The Killing`, are going to pen the screenplay.

The story is based on Holden Carver, a man who can absorb pain and has a powerful healing factor, as he goes on an undercover operation to infiltrate a criminal organisation while working with a law enforcement agency.

He then falls in love with Miss Misery, who makes herself feel better when she hurts someone else.