Over the course of three films, Ben Affleck has established himself as a solid director of excellent and enjoyable films (Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo); he’s also a guy who likes to set his crime films in Boston (both Gone and Town take place in crime-plagued neighborhoods of the Massachusetts’ capital city).  So, it should come as no surprise that a potential future film of Affleck’s about the battle of Bunker Hill will also be set in the city—even if it does take place in 1775.

While Affleck’s next film is already locked in—the adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel Live By Night—word is that the director is circling Warner Bros’ newest acquisition: the adaptation of Nathaneil Philbrick’s book, Bunker Hill:  A City, A Siege, A Revolution.  The book documents the battle of Bunker Hill in 1775, which sparked the American Revolution.  As noted by Cinema Blend, the book “is told from multiple perspectives, “including a 33-year-old physician named Joseph Warren, who becomes a leader of the Patriot cause; Paul Revere, George Washington, British General Thomas Gage, and others.”

If all goes to WB’s plan, Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio will pen the script, and Affleck will direct.

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Source: Coming Soon