Fresh off his turn as the Dark Knight, actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck is now turning his attention to directing Live by Night. An adaptation of the best-selling novel, the drama thriller is set in the 1920s and focuses on the son of a policeman who gets dragged into the world of organised crime. Live by Night also stars Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning and Siena Miller. As with most Affleck directed films, the actor also stars in this one.
Live by Night is Affleck’s fourth directorial effort following Gone Baby Gone, The Town and Argo, which snagged best picture at the Oscars in 2013. The actor-producer is also producing the film alongside Leonardo DiCaprio with the film already entering principal photography in order to make its 2017 release. The actor took to social media to showcase the first photo from the set.
Affleck has been busy as of late starring in two mega budget superhero movies in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, the latter of which sees him in a cameo or supporting role. He is also heavily tipped to reprise his role as the Batman in a new trilogy, which he could also be directing.