THE TOWN Will Premiere At Toronto International Film Festival
Relax all you theater buffs… I said “The Town” not “Our Town“!
Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that THE TOWN will premiere at the 35th annual The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The Gala Presentation and North American Premiere of THE TOWN will take place on Saturday September 11th, 2010. THE TOWN is Affleck’s follow-up to GONE BABY GONE (2007) and the adaptation of the Chuck Hogan novel “The Prince of Thieves.”
Melissa’s Two Cents: Before I display the synopsis, I have to point out that when I first saw this trailer, it looked like the girl was being kidnapped by the band ‘Slipknot’! I am not a ‘Slipknot’ fan, but that made the trailer look ten times cooler… and way more fun!
Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean. With no real attachments, Doug never has to fear losing anyone close to him. But that all changed on the gang’s latest job, when they briefly took a hostage–bank manager, Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). 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…not 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.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a GK Films Production, a Thunder Road Film Production. Starring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite, and Chris Cooper, THE TOWN will be in theaters on September 17, 2010. You can find the film on Facebook and Twitter.
See the comparison???
The film has been rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use.