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Tuesday 5 May 2015

Affleck to direct Bunker Hill film

Ben Affleck is being linked to the Bunker Hill movie
Ben Affleck is being linked to the Bunker Hill movie

Ben Affleck could be directing a film about the Battle of Bunker Hill.

The Oscar-winning actor-director is said to be one of the names considered to direct the big-screen adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick's upcoming book, Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, reported Deadline.

Warner Bros has reportedly "closed" a deal to turn it into a film, and Ben is expected to send the book to his Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio to look at it.

The book tells the story of the battle between American colonists and British troops that united the colonies in their war for independence in June 1775, which took place during the Siege of Boston.

Ben, whose political thriller Argo won the Oscar for best picture, is busy developing Dennis Lehane's novel Live By Night for the big screen, which he will direct, produce and star in.

The 40-year-old - last seen in Terrence Malick's To The Wonder - will next be seen in crime drama Runner, Runner alongside Justin Timberlake and Gemma Arterton.

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