Ben Affleck and Warner Bros have just dropped the first trailer to Live By Night, Affleck’s first film behind the lens since Argo.
Here’s the synopsis:
Set in the 1920s and 1930s, the story follows Joe Coughlin, the prodigal son of a Boston police captain. After moving to Ybor City, Tampa, Florida, he becomes a bootlegger and a rum-runner and, later, a notorious gangster.
This is Affleck’s second adaptation of a Dennis Lehane novel, the first being Gone Baby Gone back in 2007. In the tradition of The Untouchables, Gangster Squad and Boardwalk Empire, Live By Night is the tale of a gangster in the prohibition era. I love the 1930’s setting, it’s not very often that films head to that era, but when they do they are usually pretty great. This looks to be a great opening film to 2017, and hopefully garners a long awaited second Oscar nom for Affleck. He deserves it!
Live By Night is supported by a stellar cast including Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, Brendan Gleeson, Scott Eastwood, Chris Cooper, Titus Welliver, Anthony Michael Hall, and Chris Messina.
LIVE BY NIGHT opens in theaters on January 13, 2017.