Ben Affleck considering directing a film set in an entirely different era of Boston

Ben Affleck considering directing a film set in an entirely different era of Boston

As he prepares both a film about Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger and an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Prohibition-era Boston tale Live By Night, Ben Affleck has begun looking for films that will allow him to branch out into newer, heretofore-unexplored areas of Boston. He may have found it in Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, Nathaniel Philbrick’s forthcoming book about the 1775 battle between British and colonial troops in Boston, a conflict that spurred the American Revolution that eventually freed Boston to become the greatest city in the world—much to the consternation of King George who really, really wanted Boston for England, knowing what a rich resource for movies it would be. Affleck will likely reunite with Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio on what could be his next project, depending on whether he discovers another, more interesting story in Boston first. (This is, of course, always a strong possibility, because it’s Boston.)