2016 wasn’t a great year for Ben Affleck at the movies with both Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and The Accountant critical failures.Friday 13th is usually regarded as an ‘unlucky day’ but Affleck will be hoping it will be a ‘lucky day’ when Live By Night his next feature is released.
Ahead of it’s UK cinema release next week, Warner Bros. has sent us a new 6-minute featurette called ‘Price You Pay‘.Ben Affleck (who is also the director) discusses his new movie, and the price his character pays to live life by his own rules in this adaptation of novelist Dennis Lehane’s best-selling book.
What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin’s nature. Instead, the WWI vet is a self-proclaimed anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent. Joe’s not all bad, though; in fact, he’s not really bad enough for the life he’s chosen. Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, and both work against him, leaving him vulnerable time and again—in business and in love. Driven by a need to right the wrongs committed against him and those close to him, Joe heads down a risky path that goes against his upbringing and his own moral code. Leaving the cold Boston winter behind, he and his reckless crew turn up the heat in Tampa. And while revenge may taste sweeter than the molasses that infuses every drop of illegal rum he runs, Joe will learn that it comes at a price.
Live By Night is set for a UK&Irish release date of 13th January, will it be a lucky day? Co-starring Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, Brendan Gleeson, Scott Eastwood, Chris Messina, Chris Cooper.