Ben Affleck May Be Heading To Bunker Hill
We already know what Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck plans to make as his follow-up to Argo. In January of this year, long before his 2012 hit took home Best Picture, the actor cum filmmaker announced that he would be returning to the world of Dennis Lehane fiction for his next project, making an adaptation of the book Live By Night. But just because Affleck's immediate future is determined doesn't mean that his future isn't open to possibilities - and today we have learned the title of yet another one of them.
Deadline has gotten reports that Warner Bros .has made a deal to secure the movie rights for Nathaneil Philbrick's book "Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution" and will be giving the project to Affleck and Damon's production company Peal Street Films with Affleck eying the director's chair. The story is based on one of the most important battles in American history: The Battle of Bunker Hill a.k.a. the start of the American Revolution in 1775. The site adds that the book is told from multiple perspectives, "including a 33-year-old physician named Joseph Warren, who becomes a leader of the Patriot cause; Paul Revere, George Washington, British General Thomas Gage, and others."
Sources say the studio is looking to turn screenwriting duties over to Argo's Chris Terrio, who took home the Best Adapted Screenplay Award at the Oscars. Should Affleck take on Bunker Hill it will once again put him in his hometown of Boston, the same setting as Gone, Baby, Gone, and The Town.
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