Ben Affleck will join the ensemble cast of Mike Judge's new Miramax comedy "Extract."
Judge ("Office Space") will begin shooting his "Extract" script next week, producing with Ternion Prods. partners John Altschuler and Mike Rotenberg.
The comedy focuses on a flower extract factory owner (Jason Bateman) who experiences a tremendous string of bad luck involving both his business and his family.
According to Variety, Affleck will play an ambulance-chasing lawyer, while fellow new cast addition Clifton Collins Jr. will play an employee at the factory looking to sue after a freak accident.
Previously cast in the comedy are Mila Kunis and Kristen Wiig.
Affleck's last major screen role was in 2006's "Hollywoodland," though he has completed work on "He's Just Not That Into You" and "State of Play" for 2009 release. Last year also saw the release of Affleck's feature directing debut "Gone Baby Gone," another Miramax production.
Collins' credits include "Capote," as well as the upcoming "Crank 2" and "Star Trek."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times