Aaron Stockard is set to adapt BUNKER HILL: A CITY, A SIEGE, A REVOLUTION for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Pearl Street Films. The book was written by Nathaniel Philbrick and acquired by Warner Bros. in 2013.
The non-fiction book story will tell the battle of Bunker Hill, a bloody clash that united the colonies and started the war for independence in 1775. The story is told from a group of participants including a 33-year-old physician Joseph Warren, Paul Revere, George Washington, and British General Thomas Gage.
Affleck and Damon produce alongside Jennifer Todd.
Stockard previously wrote Whitey for Pearl Street, a Boston crime drama that centers on infamous kingpin Whitey Bulgar, a project meant for Affleck to direct and Damon to star in. He also co-wrote The Town and Gone Baby Gone with Affleck.
Emily J | Staff Writer