Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to reunite for Boston mob movie

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Fourteen years after Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have finally agreed to reunite. Not surprisingly, their new project has a Boston connection. As Deadline first reported, Damon will star as Whitey Bulger, the real-life South Boston crime boss who was recently arrested in California after eluding the FBI for years. Bulger was the inspiration for Jack Nicholson’s character in The Departed, in which Damon also played a mole in the Boston police department.

Affleck will direct, co-star, and produce along with Damon under their production company, Pearl Street Films, through their first-look deal with Warner Bros. Casey Affleck, who co-starred in Good Will Hunting and co-wrote 2002’s Gerry with Damon, will also have an on-screen role. Terence Winter, creator and writer of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire will write the script, which will focus on Bulger’s troubled youth leading to his incarceration at Alcatraz, and through his rise to become one of the most powerful gangsters in America — while secretly serving as an FBI informant.

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  • Cee Lo Pink

    I hope Matt Dillon will also be in this. I’ve always wanted to see him do a movie with Matt Damon.

    • Agreed

      Nah, sick of Boston in general, the city has no class – just look at how they treat any departing Red Sox personnel. Horrible accents to boot.

      • Michael

        Where are you from, Agreed, where they exhibit such CLASS that you would insult a whole city?

      • SusieQ

        I grew up in Boston. I’ll watch anything filmed there. Has anyone seen “The Town”, one of the best movies of the year.

      • Bobby Brown

        Whatever, son!!!! Go back to Jersey! Big up to Bean!

      • Stephanie

        whoa whoa whoa Bobby Brown… I’m from Jersey and love Boston. This bozo is obviously from NY, haha.

      • Geevarghese

        Hmm So beck likes girls shapely like Venus aka Aphrodite eh? man evhnyteirg coming out of my mouth tonight just sounds nerdy I need to stop Lol

    • Steve

      Howie Winter was the leader of the Winter HIll Gang.
      Whitey was in jail during the most crucial war of the 60’s and 70’s that formed the Winter Hill Gang, this si the story Boston wants to hear. Whitey came to Howie for protection

  • Sara

    They already “reunited” – in Dogma (1999).

    • Mike

      exactly! also in jay and silent bob strike back. shotty reporting.

  • KSM

    If this movie is even half as good as Good Will Hunting, it will be amazing!

  • Buttmunch

    Matt demon acts about as good as my left butt cheek. why do people keep hiring matt for their movies? when its so obvious that he doesnt wipe his butt anymore.

    • dave

      I’m guessing because he’s the most profitable star in Hollywood. That’s probably at least a part of it. I think I read once that the people who make movies like to make money off of them.

    • Josh

      Your butt cheek also has 2 Academy Award acting nominations?

  • thesaurusrs

    A mob shoot ‘em up set in Btown with Matty and the bros? YES, PLEASE!

  • punch drunk fool

    Yes!

  • lexi

    Cool love them both in Dogma.

  • Candyman

    Wickid awesome!

  • Dave

    Kristen, you are a true life HERO and INSPIRATION. You’ll make a great lawyer and I wish all of the victims JUSTICE! Leone the D.A. and Leone the scam artist – yup, I smell a rat and cover-up! That’s politics for you, dirty, thieving, rats!

  • m1

    After Mystic River and The Town, I’m willing to see any crime movie set in Boston. I can’t wait to see this!

  • Jane

    Wow, look at that picture of them. They sure don’t seem happy about this.

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