The 1920’s Gangster films are the best. Films where alcohol was illegal but that didn’t stop them, Tommy guns go rattling, and you know who not to mess with, otherwise you’ll be sleeping with the fishes.
Director Ben Affleck loves those films too, and when the script came to him from Leonardo DiCaprio‘s production company, it was an offer he couldn’t refuse. ‘Live By Night’ follows Joe Coughlin (Affleck), a war vet who has returned to the states in a world of prohibition and gangs in Tampa where he can live by a set of his own rules.
In the above interview, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller, and Brendan Gleeson talk about what it was like to work with Ben as both a director and a lead actor, Elle Fanning discusses the chapters that Joe goes through, and Ben Affleck tells us what why he wanted to do this film, as well as what the title means to him.
Live by Night comes out in theaters on January 13, 2017.