Of Course Ben Affleck’s Next Movie Might Feature Patriotism and Boston

Ben Affleck Argo Director to Helm Bunker Hill Revolution Movie

This is a natural progression if we’ve ever seen one: Ben Affleck was simply the actor/writer who came into great fame by winning an Oscar with his pal Matt Damon for Good Will Hunting, the tale of a young Bostonian supergenius; next, he jumped into the director’s seat to take audiences on well-crafted trips through Boston’s criminal underbelly in Gone Baby Gone and The Town. In 2012, he chronicled the life and story of true patriot C.I.A. operative Tony Mendez in Best Picture-winner Argo.

Is it any surprise Warner Bros. is hoping to get Affleck on the first train back to Boston for his next movie? Or that the premise is that of the American Revolution? No, it’s not. At all. 

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The screen rights for the book Bunker Hill: A City, A Seige, and A Revolution (which doesn’t hit shelves until April 30) were just purchased by Warner Bros. as a vehicle for Affleck and his own Pearl Street Films, according to Deadline. Affleck is busy writing, directing, and starring in Live By Night, and adaptation of the Dennis Lane novel, and will likely turn the writing duties over to the man who served as his scribe on Argo, Chris Terrio

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And with all those pieces in place (patriotism, Bahs-ton, and the Argo writer) could it be that Affleck is coming back for round two with the academy after his major Best Director snub for 2012’s Argo? The set-up certainly seems promising. 

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Celebrity Editor Kelsea Stahler was born in a pile of dirt. Okay, she was actually born in an old Naval hospital in San Diego, which then became a pile of dirt and remained as such for a number of years before becoming a parking lot perfectly sized for circus tents, and finally a museum. She eventually left San Diego to attend New York University, where she studied Journalism and English literature — two less-than profitable liberal arts degrees about which guidance counselors warned her. Against all odds, she now resides in Brooklyn, where she fights the constant fear that the locals will soon discover she isn’t quite cool enough to live there, and makes a living writing absurd, pop culture features about Batman, zombies, vampires, funny people, and Ron Swanson.