19 October, 2013

Ben Affleck's "Live By Night" to film in Savannah, Brunswick (Casting call)

Ben Affleck to film his next project in Georgia

Although Ben Affleck's first followups to his Best Picture Oscar-winner "Argo" have been acting projects like "Runner Runner" and the forthcoming films "Gone Girl" and "Batman vs. Superman," he is set to return to his previously acclaimed roles as writer and director. Affleck's next project is a screen adaptation of Dennis Lehane's Prohibition novel, "Live By Night." Affleck's directorial debut—and still his best, in my opinion—"Gone Baby Gone," was also adapted from a novel by Lehane. Affleck will adapt the screenplay, direct, produce and star in the film—obviously a project he feels pretty strongly about. Leonardo DiCaprio is also on board as a producer.

Affleck and his wife, Jennifer Garner, often vacation at their home on Hampton Island near Riceboro, about forty-five minutes south of Savannah. Affleck bought the home nearly a decade ago and has been clear about his love for coastal Georgia since filming the 1999 film "Forces of Nature" in Savannah.

"Live By Night" will begin filming in Savannah and Brunswick in January. Sande Alessi Casting, who worked with Affleck on "Argo," has issued the casting call posted below. Recent films to shoot in the Savannah area include "CBGB" and the currently-filming "SpongeBob SquarePants 2."

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