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.