Peter Glanz will write the screenplay, based on the true story of the race between an English explorer Robert Falcon Scott (Casey Affleck) and a Norwegian Roald Amundsen. Both were trying to become the first man to reach the South Pole in the early 1900s, a pursuit which made headlines all over the world.
No director is attached at this time. It isn't known if either Ben Affleck or Matt Damon have any interest in directing this project, or if they will only produce. Ben Affleck's next directorial effort Argo hits theaters October 12.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are also teaming up on a feature about Boston crime lord Whitey Bulger, with Ben Affleck directing and Matt Damon starring as the criminal.