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The Town's Aaron Stockard to do script work on Ben Affleck's Whitey Bulger flick

Sep. 26, 2013by: Niki Stephens
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Warner Brothers and Ben Affleck have brought Aaron Stockard on board to do some script work on their Whitey Bulger film.

Stockard previously worked with Affleck on THE TOWN and GONE BABY GONE. He even served as a production assistant on GOOD WILL HUNTING. BOARDWALK EMPIRE creator and writer Terence Winter created the original script for the film. It seems that Affleck and crew are looking to get a move on this since Barry Levinson's competing Bulger pic, BLACK MASS with Joel Edgerton as FBI John Connelly is trying to get the edge.

Affleck's long time pal, Matt Damon signed on to play Bulger back in 2011 which is kind of funny since he played the guy on the inside to Jack Nicholson's version of Bulger in THE DEPARTED. There have been quite a few characters based off Bulger in recent flicks and television. James Woods played the part in Showtime's RAY DONOVAN.

A little background on Bulger: "the notorious South Boston crime boss who fled in 1994 and remained a fugitive for 16 years 12 of them on the FBIs Ten Most Wanted List. He was arrested in June in Santa Monica and was found guilty of 31 counts in August, including involvement in 11 murders. The story will cover Bulgers youth to his incarceration on Alcatraz, through his rise to become a mob boss while secretly serving as an FBI informant for decades."

Affleck and brother, Casey are said to co-star in the film alongside Damon.

Source: Deadline

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4:54AM on 09/28/2013
Matt Damon should star in a Ben Affleck directed film with little or no Affleck acting. Now that would get me excited.
Matt Damon should star in a Ben Affleck directed film with little or no Affleck acting. Now that would get me excited.
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10:25AM on 09/27/2013
i am so hip to this news.

Ben is shipping back up to Boston... f words will ensue
i am so hip to this news.

Ben is shipping back up to Boston... f words will ensue
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12:59AM on 09/27/2013

Wow

I can't wait for this, and also taking part around where Affleck grew up, I think this could really be something special. Like goodfellas special. I can't wait to see Ben and Matt back together in a non-Kevin Smith film (not knocking Dogma and their cameos though). I can't wait to hear about the rest of the cast since he got such a great one for Argo. However, I have one question. Did Affleck sign up for multiple Batman movies. I would think surely he would, but don't remember reading it
I can't wait for this, and also taking part around where Affleck grew up, I think this could really be something special. Like goodfellas special. I can't wait to see Ben and Matt back together in a non-Kevin Smith film (not knocking Dogma and their cameos though). I can't wait to hear about the rest of the cast since he got such a great one for Argo. However, I have one question. Did Affleck sign up for multiple Batman movies. I would think surely he would, but don't remember reading it anywhere. I don't want them to constantly change Batman again. The only thing I didn't like about his Bats casting, is he would have less time to direct his own movies. How is he gonna have time for this? Does anyone know if he just signed on for the one film or made a deal for more?
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7:34PM on 09/26/2013
And hopefully Affleck casts Titus Welliver again since the guy is a great actor and has been casted in all three of his films.
And hopefully Affleck casts Titus Welliver again since the guy is a great actor and has been casted in all three of his films.
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7:32PM on 09/26/2013
After the brilliance of Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo, my anticipation for Affleck's next directorial film can't be any higher. It'll be great to see Affleck and Damon co-star again in something as compelling and as exciting like this.

Now if he could only find roles for Robin Williams, Minnie Driver, and Cole Hauser or even Stellan Skarsgaard then we could get the Good Will Hunting gang back together.
After the brilliance of Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo, my anticipation for Affleck's next directorial film can't be any higher. It'll be great to see Affleck and Damon co-star again in something as compelling and as exciting like this.

Now if he could only find roles for Robin Williams, Minnie Driver, and Cole Hauser or even Stellan Skarsgaard then we could get the Good Will Hunting gang back together.
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