Stockard To Pen Ben Affleck’s “Bunker Hill”

Warner Bros. Pictures has signed “In the Heart of the Sea” author and “The Town” co-scribe Aaron Stockard to pen an adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s novel “Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution”.

Originally set up three years ago as a possible directing vehicle for Ben Affleck, that possibility still remains with Affleck, Matt Damon and Jennifer Todd to produce the film through through their Pearl Street company.

The book deals with the events leading up to 1775’s bloody Battle of Bunker Hill in Boston where two-hundred British soldiers were killed and the battle was a turning point in the Revolutionary War. It ultimately gave encouragement to colonists by demonstrating that the local militias could stand up to British troops.

The story centers around 33-year-old physician Joseph Warren who was leader of the Patriot cause. Paul Revere, George Washington, British General Thomas Gage and his successor William Howe all feature in the narrative.

Source: Variety