‘Live By Night‘ Latest Updates & Release Date

Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) directed and stars in the dramatic crime thriller “Live By Night.” Affleck also wrote the screenplay, based on the award-winning best-seller by Dennis Lehane; it marks the second collaboration for the fellow Boston natives, following the acclaimed drama “Gone Baby Gone.”


What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back to how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin’s nature. Instead, the WWI vet, is a self-proclaimed anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent. Joe’s not all bad, though; in fact, he’s not really bad enough for the life he’s chosen. Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, and both work against him, leaving him vulnerable time and again—in business and in love. Driven by a need to right the wrongs committed against him and those close to him, Joe heads down a risky path that goes against his upbringing and his own moral code. Leaving the cold Boston winter behind, he and his reckless crew turn up the heat in Tampa. And while revenge may taste sweeter than the molasses that infuses every drop of illegal rum he runs, Joe will learn that it comes at a price.

Distributor: Warner Bros.
Production companies: Appian Way, Pearl Street, in association with Rat Pac-Dune Entertainment
Cast: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper, Remo Girone, Robert Glenister, Max Casella, Matthew Maher, Miguel J. Pimental, Titus Welliver, Anthony Michael Hall
Director-screenwriter: Ben Affleck, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane
Producers: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Todd
Executive producers: Chris Brigham, Dennis Lehane, Chay Carter
Director of photography: Robert Richardson
Production designer: Jess Gonchor
Costume designer: Jacqueline West
Music: Harry Gregson-Williams
Editor: William Goldenberg
Casting: Mindy Marin

Release date:  January 13, 2017