Ben Affleck to direct Fox crime drama

New York:`Argo` writer-director Ben Affleck has been chosen by Fox to direct the pilot episode of a crime drama `The Middle Man`.

The 41-year-old Oscar winner actor would also be the executive producer of the pilot, reported Huffington Post.

The series is based on a story developed by `Medium` and `Moonlighting` Emmy nominee Glenn Gordon Caron, who penned the script for the pilot.

`The Middle Man`, set in 1960s, explores the unique relationship between Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent charged with taking down the Italian-American mafia, and his confidential informant, Irish-American gangster Mickey Flood.

The drama will be produced by Fox and Pearl Street Films, with Yebba and Mauro on board to co-executive produce.

Affleck replaced Christian Bale like month as Batman and is set to make his first appearance as the caped crusader in the `Man of Steel` follow-up.