Ben Affleck made his directorial debut with Gone Baby Gone, a glimpse at the gritty underbelly of Boston, and his second turn behind the camera takes a similar look at his hometown. In The Town, Affleck takes it up a notch by starring in the film as well, playing a thief named Doug who takes up a relationship with a bank manager he had abducted (Rebecca Hall) as part of a former heist. Rounding out the cast are Jon Hamm as an FBI agent determined to put Doug behind bars, Jeremy Renner as Doug's right-hand man, and Blake Lively as some sort of trashy young thing.
Affleck did an impressive job putting Boston's crime scene under a microscope with Gone Baby Gone, and by the looks of this trailer, I have high hopes that he's done it again. My one gripe is that this preview just might give too much of the film away. Check it out when you