King Leopold's Ghost Movie

King Leopold's Ghost movie production status is currently Development

December 17, 2019 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

Who's Involved:

Ben Affleck, Martin Scorsese, Farhad Safinia, Harry Belafonte, Madison Ainley, Emma Koskoff-Tillinger, Gina Belafonte

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Set at a moment when European countries are racing to find ways to carve up the natural resources of Africa, Belgium's King Leopold II becomes the world's richest man with billions stashed in secret bank accounts by gaining private ownership of the Congo Free State, and inserts a mercenary army to cruelly plunder rubber and ivory. He forces the locals to harvest it. Those who refused are dismembered or worse, and as many as 8 million are killed in this ruthless pursuit. The Congolese defy Leopold II and fight back. Their heroic plight sparks a daring and unlikely alliance between a black American missionary, an English investigative journalist and an Irish spy that shine a light on the horrors and give birth to the first human rights movement.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

No cast available.

Crew: Who's making King Leopold's Ghost

A look at the King Leopold's Ghost behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ben Affleck last directed Live by Night and Untitled Whitey Bulger Project. The film's writer Farhad Safinia last wrote The Professor and the Madman and Brave New World.


Ben Affleck


Farhad Safinia


Ben Affleck
Gina Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
Emma Koskoff-Tillinger
Martin Scorsese

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Production: What we know about King Leopold's Ghost

Key Facts

  1. To be based the book "King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa" by Adam Hochschild. True story.

Filming Timeline

On or about December 17, 2019, the film was in Development status.

King Leopold's Ghost Release Date: When is it coming out?

King Leopold's Ghost is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).

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