Ben Affleck is a 1920s Bootlegger in First Live by Night Trailer

Posted on September 9, 2016

Ben Affleck Live by Night poster

Ben Affleck directs and stars in the first trailer for Live by Night, a 1920s gangster drama Affleck adapted from the Dennis Lehane novel. Affleck plays Joe Coughlin, the son of a Boston police captain. He served in World War I, but the war changed him. He explains, "I signed up to fight in the war. I went away a soldier. I came home an outlaw." Prohibition is in full swing and fortunes were made selling illegal booze to the speakeasys.

Coughlin crosses a mobster and steals his girl, which sets off a chain of violent events. Coughlin leaves Boston to go to Florida to be a bootlegger. The film also stars Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller, Chris Cooper, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina and Elle Fanning. Affleck co-produced the film with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Jennifer Todd.

The film hits theaters on January 13, 2017. Take a look:



Photo: Warner Bros.