Ben Affleck’s Live by Night Heading to the North End

Expect a few horses and fruit carts.

Ben Affleck Photo by Featureflash /

Ben Affleck Photo by Featureflash /

The North End will be getting a Prohibition era makeover next week as Ben Affleck’s latest production Live by Night heads to the historic neighborhood.

According to, assistant location manager Greg Chiodo broke down the film’s shooting schedule in a recent meeting with the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council.

Filming is expected to take place in the area around the Margaret and Prince Streets intersection as well as by the Copp’s Hill Burying Ground on Friday, November 20, and may extend through Saturday, November 21.

“We’re going through the same exercise kind of that we did last summer with Black Mass,” Chiodo said at the meeting.

Parking restrictions will go into effect starting on Monday, November 16 as the Live by Night crew transforms the North End location to fit the film’s 1920s setting. Apparently that will mean bringing a few horses and fruit carts to the neighborhood.

“There is going to be a lot of art decorations and things like that to make the period correct,” Chiodo said. “Signs, awnings are going to be placed, period cars, fruit carts. There’s actually going to be a couple of horses.”

Affleck and company will be shooting scenes in Lawrence for a few days before production heads to the North End.

Prior to coming to Massachusetts, the Boston-bred actor and director recently tweeted out a photo from the last day of filming in Georgia for part of Live by Night.

Affleck is both directing and starring in the film, based on Dennis Lehane’s 2012 novel, which will also feature Zoe Saldana and Sienna Miller.

Live by Night is expected to hit theaters in 2017.