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Watch Ben Affleck in Gangster Mode for Terrific First 'Live by Night' Trailer

9 September 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Ten years ago, Ben Affleck resuscitated his sagging movie career, first by giving a finely-tuned performance as George Reeves (also known as Superman) in Hollywoodland and then by making Gone Baby Gone, a moody mystery that was his directorial debut, the following year. While Affleck is still best known as an actor, the films he's directed since then have reflected his growing talents and ambitions. The Town showed he could handle action as well as atmospheric drama and Argo introduced a lighter touch that fit the thrills of the 1980 U.S. hostage crisis in Iran. For his next movie as a director, Affleck is rewinding the clock far deeper into the past. Live By Night is based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, the Boston-based author of the novel that served as source material for...

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Ben Affleck Goes Gangster for ‘Live by Night’

9 September 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Ben Affleck is gearing up for quite the awards season. Not only is the Academy Award winner starring in “The Accountant” (and vying for a best actor nomination in the process), he’s directing and starring in the anticipated follow-up to his “Argo” and “The Town”: gangster thriller “Live by Night.” Read: ‘Argo’ Stars Offer Advice on Awards Season Adapted by Affleck from the award-winning 2012 novel by Dennis Lehane (author of other book-to-film hits like “Mystic River” and “Shutter Island”), “Live By Night” stars Affleck as Joe Coughlin, a Boston police captain’s son who slowly immerses himself in a life of organized crime, eventually becoming a notorious gangster. The two-minute clip is packed full of the film’s sleek violence and showcases a smattering of promising turns from Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Chris Cooper, Sienna Miller, Brendan Gleeson, and Chris Messina. Watch the first official trailer for the release below. »

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Coming Distractions: Ben Affleck returns to form in the Live By Night trailer

9 September 2016 10:02 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

After Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, it’s refreshing to see Ben Affleck returning to some lighter fare. In Live By Night, he plays Joe Coughlin, a brutal bootlegger turned notorious gangster in Prohibition-era America despite the influence of his Boston police captain father (Brendan Gleeson). This trailer is essentially two minutes of gunfire, explosions, old timey cars, and natty clothes. It’s hard to tell from what we see here how this might rise above the quality of a feature length episode of Boardwalk Empire. But because he’s not wearing a superhero costume in any of it, we should give probably give Affleck the benefit of the doubt.

This marks Affleck’s fourth directing effort and his second time going for the actor-writer-director triple crown (after The Town). The filmmaker wrote the screenplay himself, based on the 2012 crime novel by Dennis Lehane (whose novel Gone Baby ...

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Watch Ben Affleck in Gangster Mode for Terrific First 'Live by Night' Trailer

9 September 2016 6:36 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Ten years ago, Ben Affleck resuscitated his sagging movie career, first by giving a finely tuned performance as George Reeves (also known as Superman) in Hollywoodland and then the following year by making Gone Baby Gone, a moody mystery that was his directorial debut. While Affleck is still best known as an actor, the films he's directed since then have reflected his growing talents and ambitions. The Town showed he could handle action as well as atmospheric drama and Argo introduced a...

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Ben Affleck’s Live By Night gets an exciting first trailer

9 September 2016 1:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer for Live By Night, Ben Affleck’s long-awaited directorial follow-up to Argo, which took home the top prize and a slew of other accolades at the 2013 Academy Awards, has surfaced online. See it below…

Just a few hours before the trailer hit the web, the film’s official landscape poster was unveiled, and it can be seen here; additionally, a new version of the poster was also released, so feel free to take a gander at it down below…

With Live By Night, Affleck looks to continue his feature-length directorial winning streak, which began in 2007 with Gone Baby Gone and has continued ever since.

Judging based off of the trailer alone, Live By Night looks like a real winner, boasting an outstanding cast, gorgeous cinematography and superb writing. Affleck is wearing more hats this time around than ever before, as this marks the first feature film that he is starring in, »

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Ben Affleck’s Live By Night movie: the first trailer

8 September 2016 10:43 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Sep 9, 2016

Ben Affleck's first directorial outing since Argo is Live By Night. Here's the very first trailer...

He had to squeeze the making of the film in during production on his DC projects, but Ben Affleck’s first directorial effort since he won another Oscar for Argo is nearly upon us. It’s an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel Live By Night (Lehane was the source inspiration for Affleck’s directorial debut, the excellent Gone, Baby, Gone). This time, Affleck has written the screenplay as well as directed the movie.

He leads a cast too that also includes Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller and Chris Cooper. And the first trailer and poster for the film have been released.

Here, then, is the trailer…

Here’s the poster….

And here’s the official synopsis…

Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) directed and stars »

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Ben Affleck Gets in a Shootout With Cops in First ‘Live by Night’ Trailer (Video)

8 September 2016 6:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The first trailer for Ben Affleck‘s gangster flick “Live by Night” was released Thursday, and fans of “The Town” should approve. Affleck is back in his element in the Warner Bros.’ film as a member of the gritty Boston underworld, only this time he plays Joe Coughlin, the son of the police superintendent who decides to turn his back on his father’s values and enter a life of crime. But after Coughlin gets on the wrong side of one of the city’s crime bosses, he’s forced to move south to Ybor City, Florida, where he becomes a bootlegger and rum-runner — and. »

- Matt Pressberg

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Ben Affleck doesn't want to be a gangster in first trailer for Live By Night

8 September 2016 6:08 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

If you told me a decade ago that I'd not only be looking forward to film starring Ben Affleck but that Affleck also directed said film, I'd probably scoff and go back to doing whatever the hell it was that I was doing a decade ago, which was likely...nothing. After Gone Baby Gone, The Town and Argo, Ben Affleck has more than earned my attention, both in regards to his work... Read More »

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‘Live By Night’ Trailer: Ben Affleck Returns To The Director’s Chair For Dark Gangster Thriller

8 September 2016 5:12 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Move over, Batman, because Ben Affleck is back where he belongs: The director’s chair. Three years after being snubbed for the Best Director Oscar for “Argo,” Affleck is ready to unleash his fourth directorial effort, and the debut trailer is a surefire stunner.

Read More: Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’ May Enter Year-End Oscar Derby

Based on the Dennis Lahane novel of the same name, “Live By Night” is a crime drama that finds Affleck in front of the camera as well, starring as Joe Coughlin. The son of a cop, Coughlin finds himself pulled to the dark side as he takes to the criminal underworld and thrives in a new life of organized crime. The star-studded ensemble also includes Sienna Miller, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, Brendan Gleeson and Chris Cooper.

Set to the haunting voice of Hozier, the new trailer shows off the kind of tense pacing »

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Live By Night: Ben Affleck's Next Directorial Feature Finally Gets A Trailer!

8 September 2016 4:52 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Ten years ago, not many would've believe how respected Ben Affleck has become in the film industry. Not only does he have some serious clout as an actor, but his value as a director is absolutely off the charts. His first film, Gone Baby Gone established his talent, his next film, The Town, was able to overcome the traditional "sophomore slump" that many creative talents have, and the Oscar-winning Argo cemented him as a world-class Hollywood director,

Now it seems like the actor/director can do no wrong. His next directorial feature, Live By Night has become one of the most anticipated upcoming movies for film lovers, and now WB has released the first trailer.

Check it out below!

Live By Night will mark Affleck's second foray into the crime film genre (with his first film being The Town). The main difference with this flick, however, is that it's set during the Prohibition Era, »

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What does the Dceu tell us about the next Batman movie?

1 September 2016 1:42 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dan Cooper Sep 6, 2016

Suicide Squad, the new Justice League trailer and the new cut of Batman V Superman dropped a few clues as to Batman's next solo outing...

This article contains spoilers for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad.

These days, it seems that the movie business has become a twitchier environment to work in than investment banking - take the upcoming Rogue One for example: chain reactions of ludicrously expensive reshoots are now commonplace in a blockbuster’s life-cycle, often sparked by fan uproar, muted reaction to a newly released trailer or in the case of the newly-released Suicide Squad, the success or failure of an earlier Dceu film.

Perhaps the twitchiest of all studio bigwigs right now must be the suits over at Warner Brothers. Following Suicide Squad’s lukewarm reception by the critics, there has to be some concerns as to the longevity »

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Jeremy Renner Takes on Animated Family Movie Arctic Justice

24 August 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two-time Academy Award nominee&#160Jeremy Renner&#160(The Hurt Locker, The Avengers, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation) has signed on to voice the lead character (Swifty) in the epic 3D, CGI animated family film Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad from&#160Andrea Iervolino&#160and&#160Monika Bacardi's&#160Ambi&#160Group.

Renner will lead an ensemble voice cast for Arctic Justice that includes Alec Baldwin (The Departed, Blue Jasmine, Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation),&#160Heidi Klum (The Devil Wears Prada, Project Runway),&#160John Cleese (A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian), James Franco (The Interview, 127 Hours, Spider-Man), Anjelica Huston (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Addams Family), and Omar Sy (Jurassic World,&#160Inferno).

When the sinister Doc Walrus (voiced by John Cleese) hatches a secret plot to accelerate global warming and melt the arctic circle, a rag-tag group of inexperienced heroes (voiced by Renner, Franco, Baldwin, Huston, Klum and Sy »

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Ben Affleck Takes on Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution Remake

19 August 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ben Affleck is quickly becoming one of the busiest men in Hollywood, and seems to be gettin' while the gettin' is good. He is currently busy reprising his role as Batman for Zack Snyder in Justice League and has already signed on to direct a solo Batman movie for Warner Bros. Now it looks like he is going to be taking on yet another directing project not involving a superhero. This time, it will be an adaptation of the Agatha Christie story Witness for the Prosecution.

Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox is closing the deal with Ben Affleck, who will both direct and star in the movie. Witness for the Prosecution was originally written as a short story by Christie, and was adapted to the big screen in 1957 by Some Like It Hot director Billy Wilder. That version was received very well, having been nominated for Six Academy awards, »

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Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’ May Enter Year-End Oscar Derby

16 August 2016 12:42 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In late summer, studios check out rough cuts for movies that might be finished in time for year-end release. Top filmmakers and stars are eager to grab one of those key slots. But for distributors, mounting a big year-end release is costly — especially with awards campaigns attached. The movie had better have the goods. Going in January is one option.

For example, when awards-savvy Weinstein Co. commits its (limited) resources to a full campaign on Garth Davis’s “Lion,” which is hitting the fall festival circuit, then you know it’s a bonafide contender. But when “The Founder” gets a late-year limited slot with a January break, you know they’re pushing a Best Actor campaign for Oscar perennial Michael Keaton in order to boost attention.

Thus, eyes have been on Warner Bros. and Boston ’20s drama “Live By Night,” Ben Affleck long-awaited return to the director’s chair after the Oscar-winning “Argo. »

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Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’ May Enter Year-End Oscar Fray

16 August 2016 12:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In late summer, studios check out rough cuts for movies that might be finished in time for year-end release. Top filmmakers and stars are eager to grab one of those key slots. But for distributors, mounting a big year-end release is costly — especially with awards campaigns attached. The movie had better have the goods. Going in January is one option.

For example, when awards-savvy Weinstein Co. commits its (limited) resources to a full campaign on Garth Davis’s “Lion,” which is hitting the fall festival circuit, then you know it’s a bonafide contender. But when “The Founder” gets a late-year limited slot with a January break, you know they’re pushing a Best Actor campaign for Oscar perennial Michael Keaton in order to boost attention.

Thus, eyes have been on Warner Bros. and Boston ’20s drama “Live By Night,” Ben Affleck long-awaited return to the director’s chair after the Oscar-winning “Argo. »

- Anne Thompson

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Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Mel Gibson's Blood Father in Cinemas!

31 July 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Mel Gibson returns to the big screen with a new action thriller, Blood Father. The film is based on a novel by Peter Craig, who wrote the superb screenplay for Ben Affleck’s The Town.     When his teenage daughter is caught up in a drug deal gone wrong, she is forced to reach out to her estranged father, ex-con John Link (Gibson). Only he can protect her from the drug dealers who want her dead.   Thanks to Icon Film Distribution, we have Ten double passes for the film to give away to our readers.    For a chance to win, all you have to email your name and postal address to me at: hugo[at]screenanarchy.com   Blood Father will open in Australian cinemas on...

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San Diego Comic-Con: New Wonder Woman, Justice League trailers and more!

25 July 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

San Diego Comic-Con: New Wonder Woman, Justice League trailers and more!San Diego Comic-Con: New Wonder Woman, Justice League trailers and more!Adriana Floridia7/25/2016 9:09:00 Am

If you're a movie lover, comic book geek, or superhero fanatic, this past weekend at Comic-Con was as if Christmas came early.

Tons of new trailers and movie news dropped at the 2016 edition of San Diego Comic-Con, and we're just trying to catch our breath after all of the excitement. 

We've compiled everything you may have missed, whether it was the new Justice League teaser trailer, the news that Brie Larson will be playing Captain Marvel. or the epic Wonder Woman trailer. Check out everything from Comic-Con below and get excited!

Wonder Woman In 2017, the iconic female superhero finally gets her own film. It looks as though it'll be worth the wait, as Gal Gadot makes for the perfect Amazonian princess. The first »

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Marie Colvin biopic sets 'Cartel Land' director Matthew Heineman

20 July 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Director of Oscar-nominated documentary set for war biopic produced by Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah and Thunder Road.

Cartel Land director Matthew Heineman has been tapped to direct Charlize Theron-produced biopic Marie Colvin, about the eponymous Us war correspondent who died in 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict.

Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures is producing the prestige package with Theron’s Denver & Delilah Productions and What Maisie Knew executive-producer Marissa McMahon.

Screen understands that the production could get underway at the end of the year however there is still no official word on whether Theron will also take on the lead role in the film, something she has done on most films produced by Denver & Delilah to date, including Aileen Wuornos biopic Monster, for which Theron won an Oscar.

Script comes from Arash Amel (The Titan) and is based on Marie Brenner’s Vanity Fair article about Colvin’s revered life as a war correspondent »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Will Matt Damon Join Ben Affleck's Batman Movie?

12 July 2016 4:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Will Matt Damon join Ben Affleck in the upcoming Batman Reboot? The actor is currently out making the rounds for his latest movie Jason Bourne. He has reunited with director Paul Greengrass for the fifth installment of that franchise, which is a pretty big deal. Inevitably, the subject of playing a superhero came up. And apparently Damon is not opposed to the idea, as long as his friend and Good Will Hunting partner is behind it.

Matt Damon was speaking with JoBlo during the course of his press tour, and revealed that he is actually open to playing a superhero. It just has to be under the right circumstances. Those circumstances just so happen to include his Bff Ben Affleck. Who just happens to be directing a new standalone Batman movie that he will star in and co-write. Here is what he had to say.

"I'd consider anything with the right director, »

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Mel Gibson Channels Mad Max in Blood Father Trailer

8 July 2016 5:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's been two years since we've seen Mel Gibson on the big screen, playing General Stonebanks in Lionsgate's action-packed sequel The Expendables 3. Many fans were hoping that the actor would reprise his role as Max Rockatansky in George Miller's long-awaited sequel Mad Max: Fury Road, but Tom Hardy ended up taking the role instead. Next month, Mel Gibson returns to the silver screen in Blood Father, and you can see in the first trailer that his character John Link shares some similarties with Max Rockatansky.

Blood Father stars Mel Gibson as John Link, an ex-convict who fights to protect his estranged daughter from the drug cartel that is hunting her down. In this thrilling action film, John must use his connections from his past life and his skills as an ex-criminal to keep him and his daughter alive. Blood Father also stars Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, »

- MovieWeb

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