Ben Affleck, Sienna Miller and Zoe Saldana play gangsters in the trailer for Live By Night

Cinema 12 January, 2017

On January 18, Ben Affleck will be playing Live By Night, which he also directed. Check out the trailer!

When he is not of his Batman costume , Ben Affleck plays on several hats. Thus, four years after Argo , he’s back behind (and in front) camera as a director, producer, writer but also lead actor of the film Live By Night . Just that ! Adapted from a novel by Dennis Lehane, as his directorial debut Gone Baby Gone , the film takes us to Boston in 1926, in the time of prohibition. In spite of everything, the alcohol flows in the clandestine bars held by the mafia and it is enough of a little ambition and audacity to make a name. Son of the head of the Boston Police Joe Coughlin ( Ben Affleck ) has long rejected the strict education from his father to lead a life of crime. After some misdeeds and a stay in prison, Joe will go to Tampa to impose himself in the Italian mafia and to make the affairs of rum prosper. But a guy he long ago humiliated will find him.
Mafia violence, chases in vintage cars, bullets raining down, fighting, treachery and love stories … all in a staging worthy of the great classics of the genre, Live By Night promises a gangster film as Does not. Besides its cast more qu’alléchant, particularly composed of Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina or Scott Eastwood and Chris Cooper . To find all these people in action, it will go in cinemas from 18 January . And waiting to see what Ben Affleck can bring to gangster films, already well established in the cinema culture, discover what it can in any case bring the character of Batman as a director!