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Ben Affleck May Adapt Another Dennis Lehane Novel, Live by Night

Actor/director/producer Ben Affleck arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Argo" at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 4, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

Because basking in the completion of a huge film for a second would be silly, Ben Affleck is readying his next directorial move. (How and why is it not The Stand?) After adapting Dennis Lehane's Gone Baby Gone in 2007, Affleck is considering another of the Boston author's novels, Live by Night. It's about a Prohibition-era police captain's son who gets into organized crime. It's The Departed, which was like Mystic River, which The Town was reminiscent of.

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