Gone Baby Gone, Ben Affleck’s first step into the world of directing, was one of the best reviewed movies of 2007. Following a period of bad commercial flops such as Gigli and Surviving Christmas it was good to see him returning to his Good Will Hunting days, for which he won an Oscar with Matt Damon.
The first trailer for Affleck’s next movie, The Town, has just been released by Warner Bros. and it looks great. The film stars Affleck himself, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively, Chris Cooper and Jon Hamm and follows a longtime thief as he tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down.
I think they may have shown a little too much in the trailer (Affleck revealing his face in the car for one), but apart from that it looks like another promising outing for Affleck.
The Town will be released on September 17th, and Warner Bros. has placed the trailer in front of Inception, so you may catch it this weekend.