Ben Affleck has proved to the world that he is great director through his work in the academy award winning best picture Argo and critically praised The Town. Even though many recognize him as an actor his career as a director is showing no signs of slowing down as he is also set to not only once again portray Batman but also direct his standalone film which we won’t be seeing any time soon.
Until then We will get to see Affleck’s latest project in the guise of a film adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Live By Night, a Prohibition Era gangster tale. The film revolves around Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck), a low level crook who is trying to make his way to the top of the food chain in the world of organized crime after he moves to Florida from Boston. The film also stars Zoe Saldana (Guardians Of The Galaxy & Avatar), Elle Fanning ( Super 8) , Brendan Gleeson (In The Heart Of The Sea) , Sienna Miller ( Layer Cake & Burnt) and Anthony Michael Hall ( Z Nation). This film won’t mark the first time that Affleck has adapted a Lehane novel as he did it previously with the movie adaptation Gone Baby Gone , a film which was his feature directorial debut. Since the film is getting a limited release date in the holiday season it looks like Ben Affleck is putting his best foot forward for the oscar race.
Live By Night arrives in select theaters on December 25, 2016 and gets a wider release on January 13, 2017.