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Monday, January 16, 2012

Hollywood superstars fight over dueling Whitey Bulger movies


As long as Boston’s most notorious gangster remained on the lam, the Hollywood heavyweights who told his story didn’t mind working together.
But now that James “Whitey” Bulger is behind bars, the stars trying to bring his life to the big screen are in a fight as bitter as any mob war.
On one side are Academy Award winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who are already in the process of developing a Bulger movie with Warner Bros.
On the other side is Mark Wahlberg, who said he might visit the subject himself in prison to get his personal blessing.
Both sides are counting on their Boston roots to tell the most authentic tale.
Whitey Bulger
Whitey Bulger
 
“We’ve heard about Whitey Bulger since we were kids,” Affleck said in a statement.
Wahlberg says he can “do it better than anybody else.”
Bulger was arrested in August after 16 years on the run. He was charged with 19 murders.


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