Below is the new trailer for The Town, which is Ben Affleck’s second time out as a director. Ben also stars, along with Jon “The Hamm” Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively and Chris Cooper. I never saw Gone Baby Gone, so I didn’t really know what I was expecting from this film and from Affleck as a director. Can I just say something? I. Am. Blown. Away.
It has elements (from what I can see) of Point Break (truly underestimated film, in my opinion) and The Dark Knight. But it still looks like its own film, and Affleck looks like he had the vision to make a truly taut action film with a great dramatic core. In Boston, of course! The Hamm generally looks better in his Mad Men gear, what with the slicked back hair and the fabulous suits, but The Hamm is still giving me major fever in his FBI gear. The Hamm with a gun (plus his sexy voiceover) = my new sexual fantasy. Renner looks badass too, and Affleck actually looks like a totally solid lead, bringing together everyone’s performances. I’m totally hot for this film. It comes out in September.