Kevin Byrne
July 30, 2009 AT 06:24 AM EDT

White-hot off the success of his dramatic turn in The Hurt Locker, actor Jeremy Renner is now in negotiations to join the cast of Ben Affleck’s upcoming bank heist thriller, The Town, according to the Hollywood Reporter. This latest development comes hot on the heels of’s recent report about casting for the film, which is based on Chuck Hogan’s crime novel Prince of Thieves.

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