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Ben Affleck began his career-reviving stint as a director by making films about what he knows best, namely the gritty side of his hometown Boston. And after the success of "Gone Baby Gone" and "The Town," he spread his wings a little to take on a bigger project about a country in revolution — and ended up winning Best Picture for "Argo." So where does he go from here?
Why, naturally, he combines the two. Are you ready for Ben Affleck's "Bunker Hill?"
Yes, according to Deadline, Affleck and his bestie for life Matt Damon have just acquired the rights to the upcoming historical tome "Bunker Hill" by author (and Boston native) Nathanial Philbrick. And Affleck has already turned the book over to "Argo" screenwriter Chris Terrio with the plan that Affleck will direct a big budget adaptation for Warner Bros.
Bunker Hill, of course, is one of the most famous battles in American history (bear with us for a moment while we fill in those who slept through school; you know who you are!). Waged in June of 1775 during the Siege of Boston, the battle was a significant moral victory for the Colonial army; though they were forced to retreat, the Americans inflicted a disproportionate number of casualties on the victorious British, who had expected an easy victory. It's also where the line "don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" comes from.
All of which adds up to a perfect story for Affleck to bring the the big screen: Action, drama, political undertones and, of course, Boston. As Affleck, Damon and his cronies in the Hub of the Universe might say: "Bunker Hill" looks wicked pissah.