Fans of the TV show Boardwalk Empire should check out the first trailer for Live By Night, a new film that reunites Ben Affleck and Boston crime novelist Dennis Lehane.
Affleck is the writer, director and star of the gangster epic, which is set in the Prohibition era and follows the story of the son of a Boston policeman who ends up becoming one of the crime kingpins of Tampa, Florida.
Live By Night is based on Lehane’s novel of the same and is the second collaboration between the two Boston natives: Affleck’s directorial debut Gone Baby Gone was also based on a Lehane crime novel.
The film co-stars Elle Fanning, Brendon Gleeson, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller and Chris Cooper, and is due in cinemas in January. Judging by the trailer, the film will be just the ticket for those still the mourning the conclusion of the stylish HBO prohibition crime series Boardwalk Empire.