Ben Affleck to direct pilot episode of `The Middle Man`

Los Angeles: Actor Ben Affleck has been roped in to direct the first episode of crime series, `The Middle Man`.

The 41-year-old will also serve as the executive producer, reports

`The Middle Man` revolves around the story of an FBI agent who is responsible for taking down Italian-American mafia and his confidential informant, an Irish-American gangster.

Affleck has been a part of films like `Chasing Amy` and ` Dogma`. He will also portray Batman in the `Man of Steel` sequel.