Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mat Damon And Ben Affleck To Make Film About Boston Gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger

Amy Wallace at GQ.com reports that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are planning to make a film about James "Whitey" Bulger.

Damon will portray Bulger and Affleck will direct.

Just days after Matt Damon confirmed that he's settled on his first directing project, the actor tells GQ that he and Ben Affleck have also chosen their next collaboration: a movie about the reputed former godfather of the Irish Mob, one of the coldest, most ruthless figures in the history of organized crime.

"We're doing a Whitey Bulger movie," Damon says of the leader of South Boston's Winter Hill Gang, who had been on the lam for 16 years and was wanted for 19 murders, among other things, when he was apprehended in Santa Monica in June. "Warner's got it for us."

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