Town, The: Hogan's Novel Adaptation to Star and be Directed by ben Affleck

Sep 15, 2008–Ben Affleck will rewrite, star in and direct “The Town,” for Warner, an adaptation of the Chuck Hogan novel “The Prince of Thieves.”
Affleck will play a career thief who becomes smitten by the manager of a bank.

The story, which had director Adrian Lyne attached, will be based in Charlestown, Massachusetts, a gritty blue-collar Boston suburb similar to the one that Affleck captured well in his impressive directorial debut, “Gone Baby Gone.”

Affleck is doing a rewrite on the most recent draft by Peter Craig and Hogan.

Affleck next stars in Kevin Macdonald's “State of Play” for Universal, and is a member of the romantic comedy ensemble of “He's Just Not That Into You” for New Line.