It was announced earlier this week that Ben Affleck and longtime pal Matt Damon would reunite for a biopic about Whitey Bulger, with Casey Affleck set to co-star. We now have a more information about the younger Affleck’s part. He’ll be playing Bill Bugler, little brother of Whitey Bugler (Damon’s role). Unlike notorious gangster Whitey, Billy was an upstanding member of society — Korean war vet, lawyer, politician, and educator. He lost his post as the president of the University of Massachusetts in 2003 when he was found to have spoken with his fugitive brother in secret.

In addition to starring, Damon will also script the film; Affleck the Elder will direct and co-star. It’s unclear when exactly the picture will get off the ground, as both brothers and Damon have plenty of other projects on their plates. But they’ll have to get moving if they want to beat the two other Whitey Bulger movies in the works — there’s one in development with producer Graham King, who produced The Departed, and another titled Black Mass, which was scripted by Russell Gerwitz. [Showbiz 411 via The Playlist]

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New Photo: Bryan Singer’s Valkyrie

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The UK’s Daily Mail has just posted a new photo from the upcoming Bryan Singer-directed Valkyrie. The film stars Tom Cruise as Count Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg in his plan to kill Adolph Hitler. The photo shows Cruise’s character and his team of co-conspirators as they look over plans to assassinate Hitler. The Daily Mail has a breakdown of the above cast (Kevin McNally, Christian Berkel, Bill Nighy, Terence Stamp, David Schofield and Kenneth Branagh). Click on the image above to enlarge. You can look at two previously released photos of Cruise as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg at this link. Valkyrie is set to hit theaters on June 27th 2008.

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