It's their first big project together since Good Will Hunting, so you know the guys really believe in this one!
New England's most infamous gangster goes by the name of Whitey Bulger. Remember the guy who was arrested in Santa Monica for tons of murders? The 81 year old?? Yep, that's Whitey!
And now Matt Damon is going to play him in this new film he and long-time bestie Ben Affleck are producing. Ben will of course direct and co-star with Matt…as per usual Affleck play. Also starring with the boys will be
third wheel baby brother Casey Affleck. Hot!
As for the storyline, Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter is currently writing the script as we type! Fitting.
The film will chronicle Whitey's life from his youth to his Alcatraz incarceration. Did we mention Whitey rose to the top as a crime boss while secretly serving as an FBI informant?? Yeah…sh*t's gonna be good!
We're already excited about this project! We wanna hear more! … hmmm… oooh lookey, here's what Ben has to say:
Matt and I have been looking for something to do together for some time. We’ve heard about Whitey Bulger since we were kids, and we are excited by the prospect of putting it on screen.
Well duh! Of course you're excited, Benny! You get to work with your bff all day long. We know Jennifer is gonna get sooo jelly…ha! JAYKAY BAYBAY!!
[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.]
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