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Old 09-16-08, 01:27 AM
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Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

From slashfilm:
Warner Bros has hired Ben Affleck to rewrite, direct and star in a big screen adaptation of the Chuck Hogan novel The Prince of Thieves. The film adaptation will be released under the title The Town. The project was originally set up with Unfaithful director Adrian Lyne. Affleck will do a rewrite on the latest screenplay draft which was co-authored by Peter Craig and Chuck Hogan. Affleck will play a career thief who falls in love with the manager of a bank he robbed.
Since this is being shot in Charlestown, I look forward to endless pictures in the Globe and Herald of Affleck on location clutching a Dunkin' Donuts cup.
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He did a fantastic job directing Gone Baby Gone. As a lead actor? Eh, wait and see I suppose.
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Ben Affleck to direct ...
Sweet!

... and star ...
Awww.

... in "The Town".
Yeah, we'll see how this looks. Gone Baby Gone impressed me, so here's hoping he'll have his game on again.
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Looking forward to his next directorial effort -- was impressed with Gone...
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who knew I would be looking forward to the second Ben Affleck film
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I'm more excited about the prospect of him directing it than starring in it. But we'll see. The three sides of Ben Affleck (actor/writer/director) will merge for the first time.
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

From Variety:
Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall will star with Ben Affleck in "The Town," the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures adaptation of the Chuck Hogan novel.

Affleck is directing, and playing a bank robber who becomes smitten with the teller of a bank he held up. She makes him want to go straight, but she is also the FBI's golden ticket to catching Boston's most wanted bank robber.

Hamm plays the FBI agent who also becomes infatuated with the bank employee, played by Hall.
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

Affleck did a great job with Gone Baby Gone, one of my favorite movies of the past few years.

I'd be happier if he were giving the starring role to his brother though.
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

Rebecca Hall? Was Jennifer Lopez not available?
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

Jon Hamm? Immediate sell.

Loved Gone Baby Gone, interested to see the next part of Affleck's new lease on a career.
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

I like how Affleck has kind of turned it around, isn't he also directing a movie about a true story a journalist is murdered or something like that?
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

The awesome Jeremy Renner is also onboard!
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

Originally Posted by Zen Peckinpah View Post
The awesome Jeremy Renner is also onboard!
Heard about this. And SOLD! This is one fucker to watch. Excellent actor.
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

For those interested, the title of the Chuch Hogan novel this film is based on is not The Town but rather The Prince of Thieves. I'm about halfway through it and its pretty solid.
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

Originally Posted by Zen Peckinpah View Post
The awesome Jeremy Renner is also onboard!


Nice!
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

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This movie looks awesome! The casting just seems perfect. I'm glad to see Affleck back in a starring role as well, I never liked the fact that he was out of the game for a while.
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

After Inception today, this will be the film I look forward to for the rest of the year.
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

Saw the trailer last night during Inception, and was sold on it.
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

Looks like Affleck might actually have a career as a director
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

That looks pretty darn good. Who would have thunk Affleck would find his calling as a director?
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

That looks impressive. Loved the score. Anyone know if that is from something else or from the actual film?
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

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Loved the score. Anyone know if that is from something else or from the actual film?
Might be a Two Steps From Hell track. They just do trailer music, and have been used a lot the last few yrs.

This came out of nowhere for me as I hadn't heard of it, looks like a great cops n robbers flick. Nice to see Affleck go the directing route, I never minded his acting either, he just had a string of terrible films...
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

Affleck's really impressed me as a director in Gone Baby Gone. So I'm looking forward to this.

But why did they take a classy title like The Prince Of Thieves and switch it for something as bland as The Town? Where they afraid people would mistake it for the Kevin Costner movie Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves?
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

Jon Hamm with a gun = sold
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Re: Ben Affleck to direct and star in "The Town"

Jon Hamm's trilogy: A-Team, The Town, then...?

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