Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Measure of a Man

I still want and have to go see Ben Affleck as The Accountant, but I will admit that the Affleck project I’m most curious about right now is the long-in-the-making period piece Live By Night.

Obviously. The guy gave us the Best Picture Academy Award winner Argo (and The Town). Plus, he worked on this one with producer Leonardo DiCaprio.

So like, duh.

Anyway. The Oscar-winning multi-hyphenates new film is now getting a Christmas Day release date in order to qualify for awards consideration (the film then will go wide on Jan. 13). So you know the wait probably was well worth the hassle.

Based on the eponymous novel by Dennis Lehane, set in the Prohibition Era, and co-starring The Neon Demon’s Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina (hulu’s The Mindy Project), Sienna Miller, Miguel, Scott Eastwood, Zoë Saldana, and Chris Cooper, Live By Night will be anchored, of course, by writer-director-star Affleck, who will play the bad-seed son of a Boston police captain who works his way into Beantown’s criminal underbelly in order to tear it apart from the inside out (when things sour between him and them).

Sounds oh-so-simple, and yet you just know its gonna be everything but, alright.

Click here to watch the Live By Night trailer now.

Photo: Deadline.com.

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