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'Batman vs. Superman' delays Ben Affleck's 'Live By Night'

Ben Affleck

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Even superheroes only have so many hours in a day.

Ben Affleck’s commitment to Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman – in which he’s playing the Caped Crusader – has forced a delay in the actor-director’s Prohibition-set crime drama Live by Night. Warner Bros., the studio behind both films, moved the superhero flick from summer 2015 to May 6, 2016, causing the subsequent push-back of Affleck’s next directorial venture. Live By Night, which was slated for a Dec. 25, 2015, release, will now hit theaters Oct. 7, 2016.

Affleck wrote the Live By Night screenplay, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane (Gone, Baby Gone, Mystic River). It follows the son of a cop who becomes one of the most successful rum-runners of the era. Affleck is set to both direct and star in the film, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way.