Oscar-winning screenwriter Ben Affleck's next directorial project will be the romantic crime thriller The Town, according to both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will also see Affleck co-starring opposite Mad Men star Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona). As penned by veteran crime novelist Chuck Hogan, The Town is a two-fold tale about a professional stick-up man (Affleck) who falls for a female teller (Hall) at the bank he tries to heist, and the equally-infatuated FBI agent (Hamm) who is hellbent on nabbing him and his crew. The movie itself will be made (once again) in Boston, where Affleck lensed his directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone. Shooting is set to begin in September.
Posted July 28 2009 — 3:51 AM EDT
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