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Affleck directs Hamm

07.28.2009

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Ben Affleck's sophomore effort behind the camera just got a bit "Mad" with the casting of Jon Hamm alongside fast-rising beauty Rebecca Hall, in a romantic crime thriller called THE TOWN.

Based on the Chuck Hogan novel "Prince of Thieves" which has nothing to do with Kevin Costner nor Bryan Adams, the film sees Affleck as a career thief who falls for the lovely manager (Hall) of a bank he just robbed, with Hamm's FBI agent hot on his tracks.

Affleck did get through a bit of a rough patch where most audiences grew tired of him (fuelled by the film-that-shall-not-be-named), but if GONE BABY GONE was any indication, Big Ben is back on track and better than ever. No release date is known yet for the film, but in the meantime Hamm will be back August 16th on Mad Men while Ben will most likely split my sides on September 4th in Mike Judge's EXTRACT.

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Extra Tidbit: Affleck's mother is Irish while his dad is Scottish. I'd like to be a fly on the wall during those Christmas parties...

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7:44PM on 07/28/2009
gone baby gone is one of my favorite movies. this is exciting to me!
gone baby gone is one of my favorite movies. this is exciting to me!
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11:19AM on 07/28/2009
I'll take Ben Affleck behind the camera.
lol

Jon Hamm is pretty damn cool, especially on the Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifinakis when he asks Hamm if he's "fingered" any of the women on Mad Men. Classic.
I'll take Ben Affleck behind the camera.
lol

Jon Hamm is pretty damn cool, especially on the Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifinakis when he asks Hamm if he's "fingered" any of the women on Mad Men. Classic.
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10:46AM on 07/28/2009
I don't know about him starring in it. I think Affleck should just stay BEHIND the camera. I agree with others that he's a decent director but a pretty weak actor.
I don't know about him starring in it. I think Affleck should just stay BEHIND the camera. I agree with others that he's a decent director but a pretty weak actor.
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8:03AM on 07/28/2009

Tidbit?

I come from Irish and Scottish stock - everyone is passed out by 9. Nothing special.
I come from Irish and Scottish stock - everyone is passed out by 9. Nothing special.
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3:08AM on 07/28/2009

hmmmMMMMMMMMMM

Affleck is a good director but a terrible unmemorable leading man! He ruined State of Play. He also breaks down like a little girl in almost every part he plays. That said I did like the little role he had in Smokin' Aces!!!!!!!!
Affleck is a good director but a terrible unmemorable leading man! He ruined State of Play. He also breaks down like a little girl in almost every part he plays. That said I did like the little role he had in Smokin' Aces!!!!!!!!
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1:51AM on 07/28/2009
I love Affleck. 'nuff said!
I love Affleck. 'nuff said!
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