First Trailer and Official Synopsis for Ben Affleck's The Town
Posted 07.18.10 by BrentJS
The first trailer for Ben Affleck's latest movie, The Town, debuted on Friday before Christopher Nolan's Inception and now it is available for viewing online. Affleck's adopted home of Boston serves as the backdrop to this crime thriller based on Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves, winner of the 2005 Hammett Prize, which awards exceptional works in crime writing. Affleck pulled triple-duty on The Town, acting as co-writer, director and headliner of a talented cast that includes Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite and Jeremy Renner.
Here's the official synopsis:
Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean. With no real attachments, Doug never has to fear losing anyone close to him. But that all changed on the gang’s latest job, when they briefly took a hostage–bank manager, Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). Though they let her go unharmed, Claire is nervously aware that the robbers know her name…and where she lives. But she lets her guard down when she meets an unassuming and rather charming man named Doug…not realizing that he is the same man who only days earlier had terrorized her. The instant attraction between them gradually turns into a passionate romance that threatens to take them both down a dangerous, and potentially deadly, path.
Next Showing: The Town
opens September 17