Gossip Girl Star to Join Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner in Ben Affleck's The Town

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Gossip Girl starlet Blake Lively has been cast opposite Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall (Vicki Cristina Barcelona), Chris Cooper and Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) in The Town, a crime thriller that will also mark Affleck’s second feature as a director.

According to THR, the Boston-set thriller will follow career criminals (Affleck, Renner) along with their families (Cooper), targets (Hall) and lovers (Lively). It begins shooting this month.

Affleck also has Arizona in the pipeline, a film version of the life of an enterprising Arizona Republic reporter whose murder was orchestrated by the mob.

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