Well, I am officially creeped out and sold on seeing The Town, which hits theaters September 17.
The Town is Ben Affleck’s second directorial effort. It stars Affleck as the leader of a group of Charlestown, MA bank robbers. As the gang is pursued by the FBI and one particular agent (Mad Men’s Jon Hamm), Affleck’s character falls for a bank manager (Rebecca Hall). The Hurt Locker‘s Jeremy Renner and Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively also star in The Town.
I’m excited to Jon Hamm and Blake Lively in roles beyond their television personas. I have faith I can accept Hamm as a character beyond Don Draper but I am less convinced that Blake Lively can move from her Gossip Girl career to a legitimate film career.
I am particularly excited because some scenes for the movie were filmed in the area where I live.
You can watch an exclusive clip from The Town here. The trailer is embedded below (which if you saw Inception, and there is a 99.9 percent chance that you did, you have already seen.)