Affleck May Direct Film About Death of Arizona Journalist

It is a film I would definitely be first in line to see: Ben Affleck is apparently considering making “Arizona,” a movie about Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles, according to a swarm of reports that include MTV News and The Boston Globe.  Bolles, an early member of Investigative Reporters and Editors was killed in 1976 by a car bomb while investigating organized crime.


According to IRE’s “Our History” page:


His death shocked IRE colleagues, who reacted in an unprecedented way.  They descended on Arizona for a massive investigation.  They did not set out to find Bolles’ killer, but the sources of corruption so deep that a reporter could be killed in broad daylight in the middle of town.  They were out to show organized crime leaders that killing a journalist would not stop reportage about them; it would increase it 100-fold.  The project was exceedingly controversial and remains so.  The New York Times and The Washington Post, giants in the business, chose not to participate.  Some journalists, including IRE members, disliked the idea of reporters on a crusade.

One Response to “Affleck May Direct Film About Death of Arizona Journalist”
  1. elitaliano01 says:

    Ben Affleck, RIP………..