Bunker Hill

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck’s latest effort as a director, Argo, saw the burgeoning filmmaker stepping a bit out of his wheelhouse and making a period piece set in 70s Los Angeles and Iran instead of making another one of the contemporary, Boston-set crime films that had brought him to the dance. Seeing as he was rewarded for his efforts with a Best Picture win at this year’s Oscar ceremony, it’s not surprising to see him once again looking at projects that are a little bit different from the style of film everyone assumed he was on his way to becoming known for. Deadline reports that the latest project he’s looking at is an adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s upcoming novel, “Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution.” According to the trade, Warner Bros just closed a high six figure deal to get the film rights to the book, which are being given to Affleck and Matt Damon’s Pearl Street Films and are intended to be used as a directing vehicle for Affleck. Early word has the director bringing back his Argo scribe, Chris Terrio, to pen the adaptation. While Bunker Hill would be taking Affleck back to his hometown roots of Boston, it would also see him expanding his experience as a maker of period films, as the story is set two hundred years before the feathered hairdos and mutton chops of Argo, in 1775—and it’s something of a war movie to boot. Amazon’s description of Philbrick’s novel states:

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published: 12.23.2014
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