Movie News

Affleck goes Good Warner Hunting again with Live By Night

Movie News
@http://www.twitter.com/ashkimo

Ashleigh's work has been read in the likes of Star News and Blockbuster Interaction. Also co-hosted a program on Monash Radio. Studied Journalism at University.

Oscar-hopeful and heartthrob actor Ben Affleck is in talks with Warner Bros to make “Live By Night”; the next film he will write-direct-produce and star in, according to Deadline.com.

“Live by Night” is based on the newly-released novel by Dennis Lehane that was published by William Morrow.

Warner Bros acquired the rights to “Live by Night” when it was in its early-editing stages and was to be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson-Killoran’s production company, Appian way. Appian way will now produce with Pearl Street, the production company that Affleck shares with fellow Hollywood heartthrob Matt Damon.

“Live by Night” uses some of the characters that appeared in Lehane’s earlier, period novel “The Given Day” and transports them into the Prohibition era. The plot’s main focus is Joe Coughlin, the black-sheep son of a police captain who finds himself becoming more and more involved in the world of organised crime.

Although Warner Bros bought the rights to “The Given Day”, nothing as yet has happened with bringing that novel to the silver screen. Although Lehane intends to complete a trilogy featuring “The Given Day” and “Live by Night”, Affleck will only focus on Lehane’s most recent novel.

Affleck made his directorial debut in 2007 with “Gone Baby Gone”, also based on a novel series written by Lehane.

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

About Ashleigh Hill-Buxton

Ashleigh's work has been read in the likes of Star News and Blockbuster Interaction. Also co-hosted a program on Monash Radio. Studied Journalism at University.

View All Posts

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

captcha

More in Movie News

BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards - Arrivals

Sacha Baron Cohen is Freddie Mercury

Ashleigh DaviesMarch 29, 2015
hugh-jackman-the-wolverine

Is Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine for the ‘last time’?

Ashleigh DaviesMarch 29, 2015
mallrats2

Jeremy London, Ethan Suplee returning for Mallrats 2

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015
stephendorff

Dorff gets a badge for Texas Chainsaw prequel

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015
COACH

Another ’90s TV Hit returning!

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015
supertroopers

Super Troopers 2 director answers those lingering questions!

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015
seanyoung

Blade Runner actress nixed from sequel?

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015
transformers

Transformers sequels, spin offs in the works

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015
julialouis

Seinfeld fave in talks for Force Majeure remake

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015

Login

Lost your password?