Release Date: 10 May 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana
Who doesn’t love a good gangster flick? Ben Affleck is obviously a fan of the genre (in particular Miller’s Crossing), bringing his adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island) novel to our screens in all its Prohibition era glory. Convening a top cast including Brendan Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper and Titus Welliver, Affleck stars as Joe Coughlin. He’s a WWI vet and the son of the Boston police captain who falls for the mistress of a local gangster, and gets drawn ever deeper into a life that his father certainly doesn’t approve of. Love, lust, blackmail, betrayal, racism, revenge and a whole lot of guns – everything you could want from a classic gangster tale is present and accounted for in this throwback to classically-styled moviemaking.