Live by night is the second time that Ben Affleck and Dennis Lehane have collaborated since Gone Baby Gone.
The film does seem to have all the clichés of a 20s / 30s gangster film. The car chases, the Mafia, the girl and someone who wants to get away from that life.
Not only do we have the “teaser” trailer but the first, teaser, poster.
“Live by Night” is set in the roaring `20s when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. The fiery affair ends in tragedy, setting Joe on a path of revenge, ambition, romance and betrayal that propels him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa’s steamy rum-running underworld.
Stealing from UK cinemas January 13, 2017
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