Ben Affleck made his directorial debut with Gone Baby Gone, a glimpse at the gritty underbelly of Boston, and his second turn behind the camera takes a similar look at his hometown. In The Town, Affleck takes it up a notch by starring in the film as well, playing a thief named Doug who takes up a relationship with a bank manager he had abducted (Rebecca Hall) as part of a former heist. Rounding out the cast are Jon Hamm as an FBI agent determined to put Doug behind bars, Jeremy Renner as Doug's right-hand man, and Blake Lively as some sort of trashy young thing.
Affleck did an impressive job putting Boston's crime scene under a microscope with Gone Baby Gone, and by the looks of this trailer, I have high hopes that he's done it again. My one gripe is that this preview just might give too much of the film away. Check it out when you read more.