Reports emerged last year that there seemed to be uncanny similarities between Ben Affleck's 2014 film, "Gone Girl," and Laci Peterson's case, the pregnant woman who got murdered by her husband in 2002. Now, there were rumors the 46-year-old actor planned to lead a movie about Scott Peterson, Laci's spouse who got convicted in 2004.
Gossip Cop revealed the truth about Affleck's alleged plan to play as Scott, who is now on the death row at San Quentin State Prison, in a new movie after his rehab. A gossip magazine claimed portraying the role of an infamous killer could make some noise when he returns to the big screen.
"Ben's career has been on a downslide for the past few years while he battled personal demons and dealt with the failure of his marriage," a so-called source said. "He's convinced a psychological thriller about a seemingly normal, handsome young man who slaughtered his pretty wife and unborn son is a ticket to the top."
The insider added Affleck wanted to go to San Quentin Prison to interview and pitch his idea to Scott. Jennifer Garner's former husband is said to be "taking full control" of this alleged movie and aimed to write, direct, produce, and star the real-life film.
But there is no truth to this story at all. The supposed insider seemed to be suspicious. Affleck's rep even told Gossip Cop that the source's revelations are just "made-up."
Shauna Sexton's boyfriend has no plan to make a movie about Scott. The publication claimed the rumor might have a connection with Affleck's resemblance with the convicted killer.
Meanwhile, there were claims Gillian Flynn's novel "Gone Girl," which got adapted in the big screen led by Affleck in 2014 with the same title, was somehow similar to Laci's case, per In Touch Weekly. Their stories were both about the disappearance of a woman, which happened to Scott's wife 15 years ago.
Laci was pregnant when she went missing on the Christmas Eve of 2002. She was 27-years-old at the time. Her "grieving" husband, Scott, made a series of vigils for months, media appearances, and tabloid coverage that were all the same with Affleck's film, "Gone Girl."
Flynn even admitted that there were similarities between Affleck's movie and Laci's case. The only difference was the "tragic ending" of the latter's story. Four months after she went missing, police found her body, heavily pregnant with a "full-term" male fetus, washed up on shore 90 miles from her husband's home. Scott then got convicted for the murder of his wife and unborn son after two years.