When you’re a Boston boy, apparently you really can’t shake it.
After making his first two films within the confines of his home city, Argo director and recent Oscar winner Ben Affleck is allegedly set to dig deep into Boston’s history for his next film. WB has just picked up the big screen rights to the book “Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, penned by author Nathaniel Philbrick.
The book arrives on April 30, and is set to be a “potential” directing job for the highly sought after filmmaker, who has been connected with anything and everything WB has brought up in their slate. Now, Deadline also reports that he’s busy working on adapting Dennis Lehane’s “Live By Night,” meaning that this will instead be penned by Argo scribe Chris Terrio, so this is definitely a project to keep an eye on.
Personally, as a fan of Affleck’s work to date, this sounds like a thrilling project. The idea of seeing him dig into the history of Boston is enticing, and it will be interesting to see what he can do with a true period piece. That said, this could all fall apart, as we’ve seen with various projects WB has lined up for Affleck, so this is one that we all will have to bookmark and keep an eye on.