Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Team Up For Whitey Bulger Story
Good Will Hunting stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are teaming up on the big screen once again, this time to tell the Whitey Bulger story.
Affleck, taking on his recent success as a movie maker will direct Matt Damon who will play Bulger in the Warner Bros. release. Fans of the hit HBO series Soprano’s will also be happy to know that show writer/producer Terence Winter wrote the script.
Speaking with GQ Damon revealed the duo’s partnership for the new movie:
“I don’t think it’s been announced yet that we’re doing it,” Damon said “But the sooner it’s announced the better, just because everyone else will back off. I’m really excited about it.”
Bulger was a mob boss in Boston, Massachusetts who was believed to be responsible for at least 19 deaths while forming a “protection racket.” Starting in 1975 Bulger turned FBI informant which allowed him to continue his illegal activities while helping take down his competition.
At this time it’s still not clear if the movie will be a straight biopic since Damon says they are still working out details about what part of Bulger’s story to tell with the limited on-screen time they are given.
In the meantime Matt Damon is about to make his directorial debut from a script he co-wrote with John Krasinski. That Krasinski assisted movie is “about a salesman who goes to this small town and how the salesman is changed by his experience there,” Damon says.
Between this new project, his directorial debut and his upcoming Liberace film with co-star Michael Douglas it looks like Damon is turning into Hollywood’s hardest worker.
Are you excited for the Whitey Bulger film to reach theaters?