Intense Trailer For Ben Affleck’s ‘The Town’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:44 am,

The Town Intense Trailer For Ben Afflecks The Town

One of the new trailers that will premiere in front of Inception this weekend in that for the film The Town, a cops & robbers drama/thriller set in Boston and directed (appropriately) by none other than actor Ben Affleck.

The Town is based off Chuck Hogan’s novel The Prince of Thieves and revolves around Doug MacRay (Affleck), the leader of a successful gang of bank robbers working the Boston area. ¬†Complications arise when Doug becomes romantically involved with bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) – the woman he and his crew held hostage on a recent job – and begins to question his life.

Affleck previously helmed the well-regarded film Gone Baby Gone, which itself was a Boston-set crime drama based off a novel. The Good Will Hunting writer/star selected to remain behind the camera in his directorial debut, but will attempt to tackle additional leading man duties here.

He will be supported by a solid cast that includes Hall (The Prestige); Jon Hamm (Mad Men) as an FBI agent agent determined to take Doug and his cronies down; Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) as Jem, a member of Doug’s posse; Chris Cooper (The Bourne Identity) as Doug’s prison convict father; and an almost unrecognizable Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) as Krista (see below), a girl that shares an intimate history with Doug.

Blake Lively Intense Trailer For Ben Afflecks The Town

The trailer for The Town makes it look like a fairly intense if by-the-numbers “criminal struggles to begin a new life” action drama – even with the presence of robbers dressed in rubber nun masks. ¬†Affleck demonstrated with Gone Baby Gone that he could deliver an intelligent crime genre film that felt relatively fresh and he will hopefully repeat the act here as well.

You can watch the trailer for The Town below:

The Town is scheduled for release in the U.S. on September 17th, 2010.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

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  1. This looks excellent, I always enjoy Affleck in movies as regardless of the part he puts in more effort than most, his directorial talent is somewhat of a surprise. Gone Baby Gone was superb, oscar worthy direction.

    This doesnt look quite as good but certainly worth a punt.

  2. Can’t wait for this. I loved GBG & this looks even better. Please change the release date to September 17, 2010. Thanks

    • Thanks for catching that, Cindy. We’ve got it fixed now. ;)

  3. I really like Ben Affleck as an actor/director/& writer. An enormously talented guy whose gotten the bad end of a paparazzi pummeling that has really hurt his career (some of the movies he’s chosen to be a part of hasn’t helped). I’m looking forward to this one.

    • ok, ok even thiught im not a huge affleck fan, i did like gone baby gone, and this one looks good too, i’ll admit there are some actors out there that surprise me sometimes. it looks as though affleck has matured.

    • Agreed, I quite like him as an actor, a couple of his film choices weren’t that great, Jersey Girl and Gigli to name two, and his association with J-Lo didn’t work out too well for his image.

      I liked him in Sum of All Fears and Paycheck (apology accepted Captain Needa, yes yes, I just had to put in that bit of SW:TESB dialogue, sorry).

      So will be interesting to see this film when it comes out.

  4. Whoa…surprisingly good…really good

    I’m not a big fan of Affleck and have not liked much of his work since Boiler Room but this looks great. He’s grown up and grown on me, much like DiCaprio.

    Thanks for the trailer.

    • Hitler youth rally. Loved that movie, he had all the quoteable lines.

  5. Havent liked Affleck since Reindeer Games…this looks like Heat 2010. I really do like well crafted Cops and Robbers Movies the last good one being Inside Man with Denzel Washington I think. Im kinda excited about this one.

  6. Poor Affleck a good actor that got a bad rep for no good reason.

    Gone Baby Gone is one of my top films and this looks great as well.

    • in every movie ive seen him in, to me he tends to act the same lol

      • Totally agree. The same way you can tell someones voice on the phone It’s Ben playing Ben playing someone, but that’s definitely Ben.

      • Many of my favorite actors are generally just themselves no matter what role they play — Jack Nicholson, Harrison Ford, Bobby DeNiro, even RDJ, and so on. Not saying Ben is of this caliber (yet — you never know) but I don’t think of it as a sign of bad acting.

        • well, there are a couple of films i didnt mind him in.

        • I can agree with that, Christopher Walken is basically the same in every role but hey, its cool.

  7. I can never understand why Affleck gets any stick at all, he’s a great actor.

    He’s one of those actors I’d live to see work with Tarantino.

    • that might be an interesting pair-up. i’ll see anything tarantino makes

  8. I grew up in somerville when winter hill was at its worst and the charlestown bank and armored car thiefs were running wild. This looks to be a good boston flick.

  9. I’ve never been a fan of Ben Affleck as an actor, but “Gone Baby Gone” was excellent.
    So, a movie where he both acts and directs? Why not? Could work.
    Helps that I’m a sucker for coppers and robbers flicks too.

      • Affleck might turn out to be our generation’s Eastwood. Ok actor, but brilliant director.
        Or I might be totally wrong, and this will suck hariy balls.
        That’s the fun part. We’ll just have to wait and see.

  10. Ugh not me I’ll avoid anything QT makes..I hate his ridiculious over the top action and gore and the fact that he makes movie for the sole purpose of eye porn. I liked Inglorious Bastards and that’s about it. Kill Bill is one of the worst films I’ve ever seen as well.

    • I didn’t like “Basterds…” in my mind that is two films mashed into one (“Hans Landa Saves the Westerm World” and “The Dirty Dozen II”).
      But, I’m curious, what part of “Kill Bill” did you find the worst? Part 1 or 2?
      For some reason I found part 2 to be the best, while I just detested part 1. Most of the people I’ve spoken to feel it’s the other way around.

      • aww daniel, kill bill was great!!! but i guess i see movie for different reasons than most lol, i love to be entertained, and if i canbe entertained without being bored while watching a movie, thats all i need really.

        • im hoping QT releases the movie as a whole on DVD soon like it was intended to be seen, you might have a point about affleck being the next eastwood, hes just gotta get a few more films under his belt.

  11. To me they were pretty much equally bad but I watched them both same day back to back. The entire thing seemed like a what not to do in film making. It was cheesy over the top film. I get that it was suppose to be but it was handled so poorly that it made it all look like an accident. The writing was just lazy and the entire film seemed pointless.

    • I think this might turn into another one of our infamous disagreements. I love everything QT has ever done, he is a film maker in my mind who can do no wrong. He can’t make a bad film in my opinion, sometimes they can be less than stellar but always entertaining. Pretty hard to be brilliant all the time when you’re first 2 films, Resevoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, are considered masterpieces.

  12. Man, this is horrible. I can not “rant” on the “The Town” trailer because it was removed. All I do know is Gone Baby Gone was a great film(one of my all time favorites) and to a degree gives me considerable anticipation for crime drama films directed by Ben Affleck.

  13. I watch movies to be entertained as well I just found absolutely nothing entertaining about Kill Bill. I don’t like QT films at all but Kill Bill was by far his worst and least entertaining. Like I said I hate really dumb over the top corny films and I hate useless gore.

    • well, im not here to change anyones mind, i respect your points of views an everything you comment on daniel, screw aht everyone else thing, just keep on being yourself man

  14. That’s what I like about things I can disagree with you and instead of resorting to childish name calling you accept it and move on. Your alright man. You seem like a cool guy to hang out with you can express your opinions listen to others and not cry when it’s not the same as yours.

    It’s nice to have people like you and Vic who I can talk to with out being called idiot, asshole, or bully. You know the common insults that can be translated to “how dare you not agree with me and express your differing opinion”