Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2017 by Angie Han
Live By Night probably sounded good on paper. Ben Affleck‘s last three directorial efforts were all well received, with Argo even snagging Best Picture in 2013, and Affleck’s career as a star is burning bright as ever thanks to Batman. All of which would have made Live By Night seem like a solid next step, possibly even an awards contender. But the gangster drama didn’t just disappoint — it flat-out flopped, and now Warner Bros. is looking at a reported $75 million loss on the movie. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
On paper, Live By Night has all the markings of an awards contender. It’s directed by Ben Affleck, whose Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo were all very well received, and it’s based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, whose works have also inspired The Drop, Shutter Island, Mystic River, and the aformentioned Gone Baby Gone. But the buzz has been curiously muted on this one, even as we get right into the thick of prestige-pic season.
Until now, that is. The first reviews of Live By Night are in, days ahead of the film’s Christmas Day rollout. Find out what the critics had to say about Live By Night below.
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Next week brings the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and there are so many movies desperate to get promotion in front of the huge audience going to see the Harry Potter spin-off. And it seems Warner Bros. Pictures will be taking advantage of that by releasing a new trailer for Ben Affleck‘s latest directorial effort Live By Night.
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It’s been four years since Ben Affleck‘s award-winning Argo hit theaters, but we’ll soon see another Affleck-directed picture. His adaptation of Dennis Lehane‘s Prohibition-era crime novel Live by Night was last scheduled to open in theaters early next year, but an awards-friendly release date was always speculated and talked about. It’s now confirmed Live by Night will open in select theaters before the year ends.
Below, learn the new Live by Night release date.
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Not too long ago, we learned that Ben Affleck‘s long-awaited adaptation of Dennis Lehane‘s novel Live By Night may get an awards-qualifying release late this year before going wide in January. Now that appears to have been confirmed with the first trailer for the 1920s crime thriller making its way online. This looks like it has the potential to be Ben Affleck’s best movie yet.
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Ben Affleck has quite the busy schedule in the next couple years. The filmmaker is just coming off directing his adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel Live By Night, and he’s currently in production on Justice League. Then sometime down the road he’s supposed to be at the helm of a solo Batman movie in which he’ll obviously star as The Dark Knight. Now Ben Affleck has lined up yet another film to direct, and it’s another one that he’ll be starring in too.
Witness for the Prosecution is an Agatha Christie novel that was turned into a movie by Billy Wilder in 1957, and now Ben Affleck is slated to direct a new adaptation that he will also produce with his longtime friend and collaborator Matt Damon, as well as Jennifer Todd and the Agatha Christie estate. Find out more about Witness for the Prosecution after the jump. Read More »
If you’ve been patiently waiting for The LEGO Movie sequel, you’ll have to hold out nine more months. Warner Bros. Pictures has pushed back the release date of the animated follow-up from its original summer 2018 release date to an early debut in 2019. In addition, they’ve also pushed back the release of Geostorm with Gerard Butler nine months, while also bumping up Ben Affleck’s long-developing crime drama Live by Night up by nine months. We’re not sure why nine months is the number of the day here either.
Find out The LEGO Movie 2 release date and the rest of the calendar shuffling after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
As Warner Bros. prepares to launch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice into theaters this weekend, it’s locked down release date for several other big upcoming releases — including Live By Night, directed by and starring the Batfleck himself, and Annabelle 2. Get the Live By Night release date details and more below. Read More »
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The bat suit has made Ben Affleck a busy man. The Oscar-winning director behind Argo and Gone Baby Gone is Warner Bros.’ golden goose at the moment. Not only is he directing a Batman film for the studio, but he also scored them a Best Picture win, stars in their 2016 thriller The Accountant, and is now making them a Dennis Lehane adaptation for them. Directed by and starring the actor, Lehane’s Live By Night started filming today. Learn more about the promising project after the jump.
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Warner Bros. has been in the Ben Affleck business for years, and that relationship only deepened after Affleck’s Argo won the Best Picture Oscar. But there’s a business that seemingly trumps the Ben Affleck biz, and that’s the superhero game. And so while WB has two Affleck films on the slate for the coming months — the already-shot The Accountant, and his next directorial effort Live By Night — the two films have been pushed back.
The supposition is that Warner Bros. is making room for more Batman, including the solo film to be co-written and directed by Affleck. Read More »