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The Town international trailer

BenAffleck-Camera.jpgThere's a new version of the trailer for The Town online and it's looking really good, plenty of tension and antagonistic relationships, and with Ben Affleck appearing so strongly behind the camera and the keyboard, it's great to see that his leading role might just look as powerful, something that we know he's capable of but haven't always seen.

The Town is written and directed by Affleck and stars a strong cast with Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Rebecca Hall, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper, Jon Hamm and Titus Welliver to name a few.

If you weren't aware of this film before then you really should see the first trailer and catch this one too, it really does look exciting. Now rather than me tell you about The Town, let's just dive into a lengthy blurb which tells the story really well:

There are over 300 bank robberies in Boston every year. And a one-square-mile neighborhood in Boston, called Charlestown, has produced more bank and armored car robbers than anywhere in the U.S.

One of them is Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck), but he is not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. Unlike them, Doug had a chance at success, a chance to escape following in his father’s criminal footsteps. Instead he became the leader of a crew of ruthless bank robbers, who pride themselves on taking what they want and getting out clean. The only family Doug has are his partners in crime, especially Jem (Jeremy Renner), who, despite his dangerous, hair-trigger temper, is the closest thing Doug ever had to a brother.

However, everything changed on the gang’s last job when Jem briefly took a hostage: bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). When they discover she lives in Charlestown, Jem gets nervous and wants to check out what she might have seen. Knowing what Jem is capable of, Doug takes charge. He seeks out Claire, who has no idea that their encounter is not by chance or that this charming stranger is one of the men who terrorized her only days before.

As his relationship with Claire deepens into a passionate romance, Doug wants out of this life and the town. But with the Feds, led by Agent Frawley (Jon Hamm), closing in and Jem questioning his loyalty, Doug realizes that getting out will not be easy and, worse, may put Claire in the line of fire. Any choices he once had have boiled down to one: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves.

I've really enjoyed Ben Affleck's work behind the camera, and particularly his writing, so it's going to be really interesting to see what he can do with all three roles, something he's not a stranger too, but directing, writing and the leading role too?

This is another period in Affleck's career that is perhaps his strongest, and I really don't want him to slip backwards and rather keep going with his writing and directing delivering powerful film after powerful film. The Town looks like his next.

Here's the new trailer:





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