Acadamy Award-winning filmmaker Ben Affleck steps behind the camera once again for an epic tale of crime, power and the American Dream in his big budget adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Live By Night.
Check out the new trailer below:
Here’s the synopsis:
Set at the height of the Great Depression, ambitious criminal Joe Coughlin (Affleck), the prodigal son of a decorated police captain, becomes a bootlegger, and later a notorious gangster, as he seeks to claim his own personal American Dream.
With Live By Night, Affleck is clearly living out a filmmaking ambition to resurrect the grand cinematic crime epics that harken back to the likes of The Godfather and Scarface.
The new trailer grips you from the very first frame, and Affleck has expertly brought together rich period detail and in-your-face gangster violence for this grand tale. His supporting cast is also filled exceptional choices and includes Zoe Saldana as his ambitious lover, Elle Fanning as a reformed prostitute turned evangelical preacher, and Brendan Gleeson as his father, a prominent Boston police captain who can’t see where his son has gone wrong.
There is definitely an Oscar buzz around Live By Night, and we’ll be waiting with anticipation to see whether Affleck may claim his third Acadamy Award.
Live By Night will be released in cinemas on January 13, 2017 in the US and UK and on January 26 in the US and UK.