Ben Affleck and Matt Damon grew up in the Boston area, then went on to star in and direct many critically acclaimed films, including “Good Will Hunting,’’ “The Departed,’’ and “The Town,’’ all set in or around the Hub. This week, the two actor-filmmakers revealed plans to make a movie based on the life and crimes of South Boston mobster James “Whitey’’ Bulger. To many involved in the real-life Bulger saga, there’s much to celebrate there - yet much to be concerned about, too.
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