Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller and Elle Fanning star in the prohibition-era drama Live By Night, based on Dennis Lehane’s novel. Watch the movie trailer! The story centers on Joe Coughlin, the son of a cop who finds himself slipping into a life of organized crime.
Release Date: January 13, 2017
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre: Drama, Crime, Adaptation
Director: Ben Affleck
Screenwriter: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper, Max Casella, J.D. Evermore, Remo Girone, Robert Glenister, Anthony Michael Hall
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity.
“Live by Night” is set in the roaring ’20s when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. The fiery affair ends in tragedy, setting Joe on a path of revenge, ambition, romance and betrayal that propels him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa’s steamy rum-running underworld.