Ben Affleck Has Been Scouting Movie Locations in Massachusetts
The award-winning director is apparently looking for some spots in a few cities to start rolling on his next film.
Director Ben Affleck was back in the area on Monday looking for places to start shooting his new film, which is based on a book by a Boston author.
Affleck and film crew members were spotted scouting sites in Lawrence for the adaptation of Dennis Lehaneâ€™s New York Times selling novel Live By Night.
The film is about an alcohol crime syndicate, set in the 1920â€™s, that begins in Boston and ends up in Florida, where the main character, Joe Coughlin, is in charge of running rum routes to multiple states.Â Affleck is set to both direct and star in the film.
Patrick Blanchette, chief economic development director for the mayorâ€™s office in Lawrence, said officials have spoken to production crews in the past couple of months about filming options, however nothing specific to Affleckâ€™s latest project. â€śSo it’s tough to say if the ones we have spoken to represent his movie,â€ť he said.
According to reports, while looking for spots to get the movie rolling, Affleck stopped and took photos with fans outside of the Lawrence District Court.
This will be Affleckâ€™s second movie based on one of Lehaneâ€™s novels. In 2007 he directed Gone, Baby, Gone, a thriller about a kidnapping in Boston, which starred Affleckâ€™s brother, Casey.Â Pre-production for the film was announced in May, and actual production is slated for sometime in late August.
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