August 31, 2010 04:06:30 GMT
Suspicious that his partner in crime has a hidden plan to make sure their hostage scared, Affleck takes over the task.
Warner Bros. Pictures has premiered the first clip for crime thriller "The Town". Making its way out via Yahoo! Movies, the video gives a look at a scene in which Jeremy Renner's Jem informs his fellow robbers that the hostage they took lives in their neighborhood. Ben Affleck's Doug MacRay, however, does not believe in his partner when Jem wants to make sure if their victim is scared enough, thus he decides to do the job.
Directed by Affleck, "The Town" centers its story on MacRay, an unrepentant criminal who never has to fear losing anyone close to him since he has no real attachment. But it all changes after the gang briefly took bank manager Claire Keesey as a hostage. Though they let her go unharmed, Claire is nervously aware that the robbers know her name and where she lives.
But she lets her guard down when she meets an unassuming and rather charming man named Doug without realizing that he is the same man who only days earlier had terrorized her. The instant attraction between them gradually turns into a passionate romance that threatens to take them both down a dangerous, and potentially deadly, path.
Rebecca Hall stars as Claire Keesey, joined by Blake Lively who portrays Doug MacRay's ex-girlfriend. Jon Hamm also lands a role as Special Agent Adam Frawley who pursues MacRay and his team. The movie is going to be screened at the 35th Annual Toronto International Film Festival which runs September 9-19 before distributed in U.S. theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures on date 17 of the same month.