To many he’s Batman, to some he’s tabloid fodder, but to others (the ones that matter) Ben Affleck is an award-winning filmmaker. And it’s the latter that will be excited by this new trailer for Live By Night. This Dennis Lehane adaptation has been a long time in coming (his Batman role kept getting in the way) but it would seem that it’s well worth the wait.
“Live by Night” is set in the roaring `20s when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. The fiery affair ends in tragedy, setting Joe on a path of revenge, ambition, romance and betrayal that propels him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa’s steamy rum-running underworld.
Live By Night is released in UK cinemas 13 January 2016.