Film - Live by Night

Live by night

The trailer for Ben Affleck's Live by Night has been released...

Live by Night is set in the roaring '20s when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. The fiery affair ends in tragedy, setting Joe on a path of revenge, ambition, romance and betrayal that propels him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa’s steamy rum-running underworld.

Oscar winner Ben Affleck directs and stars in the gangster crime thriller, for which he also wrote the screenplay, based on the award-winning best-seller by Dennis Lehane. It marks the second collaboration for the pair, following the acclaimed drama Gone Baby Gone.

Starring alongside Affleck are Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Brendan Gleeson (In the Heart of the Sea, the Harry Potter films), Chris Messina (Argo, The Mindy Project), Sienna Miller (American Sniper, Foxcatcher), Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avatar) and Oscar winner Chris Cooper (Adaptation, The Town).

The film is produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson, under the Appian Way banner, and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd for Pearl Street Films. Chris Brigham, Dennis Lehane and Chay Carter are serving as executive producers.

Behind the scenes, Affleck collaborated with three-time Oscar-winning director of photography Robert Richardson (JFK, The Aviator, Hugo), Oscar-nominated production designer Jess Gonchor (True Grit, Foxcatcher), Oscar-winning editor William Goldenberg (Argo) and Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Argo). The score is composed by Harry Gregson-Williams (The Martian, Gone Baby Gone).

Live By Night is currently slated for release worldwide beginning January 13th, 2017. Watch the trailer for it below, ignore the Dick Tracy hat and try to forget how well Boardwalk Empire did the same era as a TV series...

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