What an original idea! Our own local stars are working with Showtime to produce a series about the Boston Miracle - you know, that 1990s period involving "a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston’s city-wide criminal justice system," not some silly idea about trying to get the gangs of Roxbury and Dorchester to stop killing each other:
O’Connor noted, "Chuck wrote a pressure-cooker of a script steeped in the tribal codes of a Shakespeare play — family, blood, betrayal, honor. His take on the ties that bind is handled with a deep honesty and insight. I see the show as a brawling thriller — and an intimate family drama — played out on the rough streets of Boston.”
And wow, it's "based on an original idea" by Affleck and that Chuck Guy! Man, we really need something like this. How long has it been since we've had a movie or series about Irish-American Boston gangsters?
And we're really looking forward to the original interpretations that Affleck and Damon can bring to the idea, especially the part about "a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran who is invested in maintaining the status quo," teaming up with the black DA imported from Brooklyn to wipe out the mobsters rather than, oh, helping them escape.