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.
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.