Release date: January 13
Director: Ben Affleck
Starring: Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning
Genre: Crime, Drama
Oscar winner Ben Affleck (Argo) directs and stars in the dramatic crime thriller Live by Night.
In the roaring `20s, when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies, the opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve. Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals, there are rules, and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll.
The fiery affair ends in tragedy, setting Joe on a path of revenge, ambition, romance, and betrayal that propels him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa’s steamy rum-running underworld. And while revenge may taste sweeter than the molasses that infuse every drop of illegal rum he runs, Joe will learn that it comes at a price.