By Jack Rico
Ben Affleck’s new crime drama ‘The Town‘ has a new movie poster, which unlike its trailer, looks feeble and uninspiring. Affleck (Good Will Hunting, Hollywoodland) is a writer/actor now turned director. His directorial debut was ‘Gone Baby Gone,’ a stellar film starring brother Casey Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, amongst others. He is now set to release his second effort, The Town, a Boston bank heist filled with the ‘it’ actors of the moment – Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker).
Below is the official synopsis of the film along with the poster. What do you think of it? Leave your comments below…
Synopsis: There are over 300 bank robberies in Boston every year. And most of the professionals live in a one-square-mile neighborhood called Charlestown. One of them is Doug MacRay, 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, 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. When they discover Claire 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 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. “The Town” is a dramatic thriller about robbers and cops, friendship and betrayal, love and hope, and escaping a past that has no future.