Live by Night Trailer: Ben Affleck Breaks Laws, Rains Down Gangster Fury


Ben Affleck has had a lot of success pulling double duty as director and star, and he’s hoping to replicate the magic of The Town and Argo for his latest, Live by Night, which just got its first trailer. Based on the book of the same name by Dennis Lehane, Live by Night chronicles the organized-crime exploits of a group of people during the Prohibition era. Affleck plays Joe Coughlin, the son of a Boston police captain (we said this was a Ben Affleck movie, remember?), who graduates over the course of the movie from bootlegger to full-on notorious gangster — in Florida, of all places. The current Dark Knight also adapted the screenplay himself. Now, feel the intensity for yourself in the trailer above, and soak in that mild Boston accent.