Town, The: Ben Affleck's Second Directing Feature

July 28, 2009–Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall will co-sstar with Ben Affleck in “The Town,” Warner-Legendary Pictures adaptation of Chuck Hogan's novel.

In his second outing as helmer, Affleck plays a bank robber who becomes smitten with the teller of a bank he held up. She makes him want to go straight, but she is also the FBI's golden ticket to catching Boston's most wanted bank robber.  Hamm plays the FBI agent who also becomes infatuated with the bank employee, played by Rebecca Hall.

Graham King is producing through his GK Films banner. Affleck rewrote the draft by Peter Craig and Hogan.  The movie shoot in Boston, where Affleck filmed his directorial debut “Gone Baby Gone.”

“Mad Men” star Hamm just appeared in Rob Epstein-Jeffrey Friedman's “Howl,” a drama about the obscenity trial of Allen Ginsberg after the publication of his poem.

Hall, who made a strong impression in Woody Allen's comedy “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” will next be seen in the Nicole Holofcener-directed “Please Give.”