– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Ten years ago, not many would’ve believe how respected Ben Affleck has become in the film industry. Not only does he have some serious clout as an actor, but his value as a director is absolutely off the charts. His first film, Gone Baby Gone established his talent, his next film, The Town, was able to overcome the traditional “sophomore slump” that many creative talents have, and the Oscar-winning Argo cemented him as a world-class Hollywood director,

Now it seems like the actor/director can do no wrong. His next directorial feature, Live By Night has become one of the most anticipated upcoming movies for film lovers, and now WB has released the first trailer.

Check it out below!

Live By Night will mark Affleck’s second foray into the crime film genre (with his first film being The Town). The main difference with this flick, however, is that it’s set during the Prohibition Era, so it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out.

The film is based on the novel of the same name by author Dennis Lehane. The synopsis for the book is as follows from Amazon:

“From New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane comes this epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties—soon to be a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, and Sienna Miller.Meticulously researched and artfully told, Live by Night is the riveting story of one man’s rise from Boston petty thief to the Gulf Coast’s most successful rum runner, and it proves again that the accolades New York Times bestseller Lehane consistently receives are well deserved. He is indeed, “a master” (Philadelphia Inquirer) whose “true literary forefathers include John Steinbeck as well as Raymond Chandler” (Baltimore Sun). And, “Boy, does he know how to write” (Elmore Leonard).”

Live By Night hits theaters on January 13, 2017.


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.