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Live By Night – Trailer & Poster

September 8th, 2016

The first trailer for Live By Night has been released, aswell the first poster. I uploaded the English and Portuguese versions.

Based on the novel by the same written by Dennis Lehane, the prohibition era thriller, Live By Night has been adapted for screen and directed by Ben Affleck.

The film also stars Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, Brendan Gleeson, Scott Eastwood, Chris Cooper, Titus Welliver, Anthony Michael Hall, and Chris Messina. Live by Night opens in theaters on January 13, 2017.

Live By Night gets a new release date

June 18th, 2016

Live By Night, written, produced, directed and starred by Ben has had it’s release date changed to January 13th, 2017.

It’s been four years since Ben Affleck‘s Best Picture-winning Argo landed in theaters, and if you’ve been eagerly awaiting his directorial follow-up, good news, the wait just got a lot shorter. The prohibition era crime thriller Live by Night was originally slated for a prime, awards-friendly October 20, 2017 release date, but Warner Bros. has bumped the film up nine months to January 13th, 2017.

It’s an interesting move considering the original release date screamed awards contention, mirroring that of Argo, which landed in theaters on October 12, 2012, and leaving room for fall festival debuts and a significant campaign period. However, it’s still possible that Warner Bros. will position Live by Night as awards player by giving it a limited release in December of 2016. As we saw last year with The Revenant, arriving super late in the year does nothing to hinder a film’s buzz factor come Oscar time.

Affleck wrote, produced, directed and stars in the adaptation of Dennis Lehane‘s 2012 crime novel of the same name.The film also stars Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, and Brendan Gleeson and follows the rise of one man from petty thief to the Gulf Coast’s most successful rum runner in 1920s Boston.

Affleck proved himself a great fit for Lehane’s material with his Oscar-nominated feature film debut, Gone Baby Gone and initially planned to begin production on Live by Night in 2013, but pushed the project back when he got the opportunity to work with David Fincher on Gone Girl. The came a little role called Batman, and Affleck had to push the project back once again to make time for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Affleck finally managed to squeeze into production late last year before rolling into Justice League: Part One, which is currently filming. Basically, he’s a very busy dude and at the moment almost exclusively busy with Warner Bros. work, so if the studio opted to juggle his schedule

Basically, he’s a very busy dude and at the moment almost exclusively busy with Warner Bros. work, so if the studio opted to juggle his schedule around, it’s most likely out of a shared interest in best organizing his time. If they are looking to push the film for the awards trail (and it seems unlikely they wouldn’t given the film’s original prime placement on the slate), it’s possible they want to put the film in contention for the 2017 race so Affleck will have time for things like Batman, Batman and Batman. After all, between filming there will still be promotional campaigns for Justice League and Live by Night, and Justice League: Part Two is still on the docket along with the solo Batman film he’s slated to direct.

Elsewhere, Warner Bros. also shuffled up the release dates for a number of other films, delaying The Lego Movie Sequel from May 18, 2018 to February 8, 2019, bumping back Dean Devlin‘s Gerard Butler-led sci-fi Geostorm to Oct. 20, 2017, to be released in 3D and Imax, and shifting the Owen Wilson and Ed Helms led Bastards from November 2016 to Jan. 27, 2017.


Live by Night Movie Release Date, Reveals, Rumors, Plot and Updates

September 23rd, 2014

Live by Night Movie Release Date, Reveals, Rumors, Plot and Updates: Ben Affleck and Leonardo Di Caprio Set to Produce Upcoming Gangster Flick

It has been quite a while since we all watched an old fashioned gangster movie. Well if all goes according to plan, then that is about to change. Coming to theatres on October 7th 2016 is the movie Live by Night. The movie is based on a book by the same name by Dennis Lehane. Warner Bros. have picked Ben Affleck to direct, write, produce and star in the movie. Mr. Affleck who is at now working with the same production house as Batman will have to find time in his busy schedule to bring this project to fruition.

 The movie is set in 1926, the age of mobsters. A man is brought up by the very best standard by his police officer father but decides that he wants to become a mobster. He finds himself in the employ of the mobster Tim Hickey. Joe (our protagonist) does not know that the business h is running was once owned by his bosses rival. He meets a girl and falls in love. Like all criminals at some point in their lives Joe is sent to jail and his girl, Emma, is involved in an accident and is thought dead. When in prison his boss asks an old friend to protect him but the strains lead this gentleman to have a fatal heart attack. Joe leaves prison and instead of being reformed he is sent to Tampa Florida to run the family business which he turns into a money mill. He meets a new girl there with whom he has a baby and becomes a family man. Is wife is later shot and killed and he meets Emma again who has become a prostitute but he does not re unite with her.

The story is not as intense as The Departed or Gangs of New York but it is a good story nonetheless. Leonardo Di Caprio and Jenifer Davisson are set to produce the movie with Sienna Miller taking up the role of Emma Gould and Zoë Saldana taking up the role with Graciella Suarez.

Source: LINK

‘Live By Night’ Casting Update

September 4th, 2014

Ben Affleck is currently under cape and cowl as the Dark Knight in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” sequel “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but he’s somehow finding time to keep his Dennis Lehane adaptation “Live By Night” moving along as well. He’s just tapped a trio of ladies to play the female leads in the film.

Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Elle Fanning have signed up for the film, which will mark Affleck’s second Lehane adaptation after 2007’s “Gone Baby Gone.” The project, set up at Warner Bros., was actually bumped by Snyder’s superhero team-up, but it’s all in the family as Affleck has found a pretty welcome home at Warner Bros. after making his last three films there, including the Best Picture-winning “Argo.”

Lehane’s novel is a Prohibition Era yarn and sequel to his 2012 epic “The Given Day.” It centers around Joe Coughlin, the black-sheep son of a police captain who gets involved in escalating organized crime. Miller will play an early love interest. Saldana will play Graciella Suarez, a woman Coughlin meets in Tampa as he becomes further embroiled in organized crime. And Fanning will play Loretta Figgis, a sheriff’s daughter and aspiring actress who gets into trouble. According to the original Deadline report, that partifular role has been coveted by young actresses in Hollywood.

“Live By Night” is currently set for an Oct. 7, 2016 release.

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‘The Batman’ Solo Movie Rumored for 2019

June 20th, 2014

Ropes of Silicon contemplates on the possibility of when the Solo – Batman movie will be around. 

The way we report on movies now makes me wonder just how far in advance studios used to plan their movies. My release date calendar goes all the way out to the May 4, 2018 release of The Amazing Spider-Man 4, but we are well into expecting films in 2017, 2018 and now 2019 that don’t have firm release dates, but are widely expected to hit theaters. The latest of these comes from Latino Review, which suggests Ben Affleck‘s third outing as Batman after Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and an expected Justice League film in 2017, will be a standalone Batman film in Summer 2019, currently titled The Batman.

The site also suggests a probably production schedule that begins with the wrapping of Batman v. Superman at the end of 2014, beginning filming on Justice League early 2015 and once that’s finished the screenplay for The Batman will go into development while Affleck finally gets to making Live by Night, which is currently slated for an October 7, 2016 release. Once that’s completed everyone will get back together for The Batman in 2017 while all the other DC Comics adaptations are finding their way into theaters at the same time.




Ben Affleck’s Live By Night Pushed To 2016

May 7th, 2014

Just when Ben Affleck’s directing career began to take off, he landed a part in a little film you may have heard of called Batman vs. Superman. As it turns out, the time Affleck will be spending in the Batsuit has forced Warner Bros. to push the release date of his next directorial effort, Live By Night, from its Christmas 2015 release date to October 7th, 2016.

This news comes as no surprise, considering it would have been virtually impossible for Affleck to play Batman and then attempt to star in and direct Live By Night in time for a 2015 release date. Besides, if they had kept the original date, the film would have been rushed and put together in a haste, so it’s better that they have more breathing room now.

Live By Night is a crime thriller based on Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name, and tells the story of Joe Coughlin, the son of a cop who finds himself slipping into a life of organized crime. As he falls further into the lifestyle, “he journeys from Tampa to Cuba, encounters various dames, lowlifes and more in a tale of revenge and redemption.”

The project sounds like a great fit for Affleck, and will mark his second time working off of one of Lehane’s novels. The first, Gone Baby Gone, was a strong debut that launched his surprising directorial career. It’s a bit sad to hear that we’ll have to endure a ten-month delay to see him step back behind the camera again, but judging by Affleck’s track record thus far, I’d wager a guess that Live by Night will be well worth the wait.


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