Posted by Nick Poyner on October 25, 2011 at 4:00 am
And now for something completely similar.
If you are one of those people who are worried that Ben Affleck’s next directorial stint is not going to be set in Boston, don’t you fret. I repeat. It’s all going to be okay.
Since you’ve now caught your breath, it appears Affleck will direct a biopic of Whitey Bulger A.K.A. Robin Hood with a thicker Boston accent. A compelling story as Bulger was recently arrested living the good life in Santa Monica, California. But there’s more good news.
The film is set to include Matt Damon. You may remember him from Dogma and they may have done something else together…The band’s back together, boys! Outside of the Kevin Smith realm, the two have done little in the way of each others’ careers since the Oscar win in 1997. The film will also be written by Boardwalk Empire helmer Terence Winter. And to make sure nepotism is in full effect, Casey Affleck will have a role as well. (Lay off on Casey, he’s a good actor.)
There is a little bit of bad news for the duo, though. Currently in the works are other projects to be based on, either directly or not quite as directly, about the notorious criminal. One is a television show about a neighbor who is a major criminal living a normal life, which actually sounds like an entertaining idea for a T.V. show. Good job, people who thought of that! Then there’s the other one, which will propose the biggest competition to this project seeing as it is also a film about Whitey Bulger. And it’ss based on a book. And the point goes to the book? People really like movie books, from what I hear. Oh what’s that? Yes it is to be co-produced by Twilight star Peter Facinelli. Twilight stars know a thing or two about adapting books, don’t they, Water for Elephants?
In the end, some of you this may find this all good news because it is going to be set in Boston and feature a lot of heavy Bostonian accent. And really those are the best kinds of movies aren’t they?