Maybe it’s just me, but Affleck’s next directorial effort The Town looks like a hell of a follow up to the excellent Gone, Baby, Gone. It boasts another excellent cast, and will be released in the fall.
The official synopsis covers it pretty well:
Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean. With no real attachments, Doug never has to fear losing anyone close to him. But that all changed on the gang’s latest job, when they briefly took a hostage–bank manager, Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). Though they let her go unharmed, Claire is nervously aware that the robbers know her name… and where she lives. But she lets her guard down when she meets an unassuming and rather charming man named Doug…not realizing that he is the same man who only days earlier had terrorized her. The instant attraction between them gradually turns into a passionate romance that threatens to take them both down a dangerous, and potentially deadly, path.
It’s interesting that this is attached to Inception, as there are more than a few things that make it feel a little Nolany (the crisp, blue-toned cinematography, the Mann-esque bank robbery, Renner’s little police-imposter move, and even the big silver typeface for the title). I have no doubt this film will stand on it’s own though, and I’m especially excited to see Renner alongside Affleck (not to mention Chris Cooper). Warner Brothers is going to accumulate themselves a nice batch of modern crime films before too long…
This film frankly wasn’t on my radar before now, but it’s intrigued me enough that I’ll be eagerly awaiting September 10th.
Check the trailer out in your favorite flavor at Apple Trailers.