Monday, September 6, 2010

The Town Preview/Synopsis

The Town September 17

Written, directed and starring Ben Affleck, also starring Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall, Jeremy Renner, Chris Cooper, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite. Cinematography and editing by Oscar winner and Oscar nominee of There Will Be Blood, Robert Elswit and Dylan Tichenor respectively. Musical score by David Bickley ( Shrek Forever After ) and Harry Gregson Williams ( Gone Baby Gone )

The Town is an upcoming action crime thriller that is based on Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves.

The film follows the action of four Charlestown, Massachusetts bank robbers as they are pursued by law enforcement. Affleck plays a professional thief who falls for a bank manager (Rebecca Hall) after a dangerous heist. He struggles with this new found relationship whilst evading a tenacious FBI agent (Jon Hamm) looking to catch him and his crew before they rob another bank.

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use.

Oscar chances ? Might be possible for best picture if the reviews are lights out, and then a screenplay and supporting actress nod may happen as well. But instinct with films like this, tells me it's more of a popcorn film than an awards darling.

1 comment:

moviechick44 said...

I'm there ! I read the book. I hope the movie doesn't deviate from the source material too much. Should be pretty good.

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