“The Town” and “Gone Baby Gone” scribe Aaron Stockard is re-teaming with filmmaker Ben Affleck for the Whitey Bulger movie in development at Warner Bros. Pictures and Pearl Street.
Warners is making a deal with Stockard to do script work on the movie which Affleck plans to direct. Matt Damon will play Bulger, New England’s most notorious gangster. Ben and his brother Casey Affleck are also expected to have onscreen roles.
“Boardwalk Empire” creator Terrence Winter penned the current draft of the script which Stockard will now polish. Affleck and Damon are producing.
The story will deal with Bulger’s youth, his stint on Alcatraz, his rise to power, and his double life as an FBI informant.
The project isn’t to be confused with Barry Levinson’s rival Bulger project “Black Mass” at Cross Creek/Exclusive Media. This film also won’t be happening for a good while due to Affleck’s busy schedule.