Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming Ben Affleck directed film The Town. I think Affleck is a solid talented director. I thought he did a great job with Gone Baby Gone. Affleck also stars in the thriller as a thief who falls in love with the manager of a bank he robbed. I know that may not sound like much, but this movie looks pretty damn good! It looks like Affleck has developed another great film.
The film also has a great supporting cast which includes Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite, and Chris Cooper. The film is an adaptation of the Chuck Hogan novel The Prince of Thieves, and it was adapted by Affleck worked on the screenplay with Peter Craig and Chuck Hogan.
Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean. With no real attachments, Doug never has to fear losing anyone close to him. But that all changed on the gang’s latest job, when they briefly took a hostage–bank manager, Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). Though they let her go unharmed, Claire is nervously aware that the robbers know her name… and where she lives. But she lets her guard down when she meets an unassuming and rather charming man named Doug…not realizing that he is the same man who only days earlier had terrorized her. The instant attraction between them gradually turns into a passionate romance that threatens to take them both down a dangerous, and potentially deadly, path.
The Town is set to be released on September 17th. Check out the trailer below and let us know what ya think!