Affleck's The Town gets a trailer
The trailer for Ben Affleck's The Town, which he adapted the Chuck Hogan novel and directed, has arrived online. Starring names such as himself, Blake Lively, Jeremy Renner, Chris Cooper, Rebecca Hall and Jon Hamm, the film tells the story of a thief who is planning his next big job while the FBI are on his trail and he's holding feels for a Bank Manager on one of his previous raids.
That's the short blurb anyway, the longer one is below with the trailer which, after I watched it, resulted in a “wow”, and never had me taking my eyes off it from start to finish.
The trailer looks great, and it looks like Ben Affleck is going to prove that he's excellent with the pen and the camera once again. However what it also might prove is that he can still churn out a great role too, I'm really hoping that it does anyway and that he hasn't stretched himself taking on so many roles in this film – writer, director and lead, after all the trailer does make the film look fantastic.
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.
Seriously, you can't think for one moment that The Town doesn't look like a film you cannot avoid after that trailer, and the story sounds an excellent set-up.