Bunker Hill Movie in the Works: Ben Affleck to Direct?

by at . Comments

Is Ben Affleck turning himself into a historical non-fiction director? After Argo won the Best Picture Oscar (though Affleck was snubbed for Best Director), Affleck may now move further back in time from the 1970s to the 1770s.

Warner Bros. has bought the rights to the upcoming book Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, by Nathaniel Philbrick, which chronicles the early battle of the American Revolution that followed the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

Ben Affleck Golden Globes

Affleck has been approached to direct the project, though nothing has officially been set. Affleck has, however, handed the book to his Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio for adaptation.

Philbrick has another book, In the Heart of the Sea, in development for an adaptation right now, with Ron Howard directing and Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World) possibly starring.

FREE Movie Newsletter


Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck Picture

Ben Affleck got his start with Matt Damon for their involvement in Good Will Hunting. Since then Affleck has gone on to star in many big budget movies including Pearl Harbor and Armageddon. Ben is married to Jennifer Garner.

Whil his acting career may have his a snag, Affleck was behind the camera for Gone Baby Gone, an impressive, gritty drama that starred his brother.

Full Name