MoviesBen Affleck's New Movie Live by Night Has a Trailer
The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane.
The trailer for Ben Affleck's Live by Night here. The movie, the fourth directed by Affleck and first since the Best Picture-winning Argo, is based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, and stars Affleck as the son of a police officer who goes from bootlegger to gangster during the era of Prohibition.
Live by Night is set against the backdrop of the Roaring '20s, in case Affleck's baggy white suit and borderline-ridiculous hat aren't a dead giveaway. The film features a talented cast, all of whom you may take slightly less seriously than normal due to the accents involved. Joining Affleck for the feature are Zoe Saldana, Brendan Gleeson, Sienna Miller, and Chris Cooper, to name just a few.
The trailer gives away no plot details, so several questions are still lingering: Are there two love interests? Why so many explosions? Also, apparently this movie takes place in Tampa. A gangster movie set in Tampa? The hope here is that the Lehane-Affleck magic still has its spark. Affleck's first directorial feature was also a Lehane novel—Gone Baby Gone—and I think it may still be his best movie.
Live by Night comes out Jan. 13, 2017.