Ben Affleck to be The Prince Of Thieves (not Robin Hood)

Fresh off his acclaimed feature directing debut Gone Baby Gone, which I still haven’t seen, actor Ben Affleck (Hollywoodland) has been hired by Warner Bros to write, direct and star in The Town, an adaptation of Chuck Hogan’s novel The Prince Of Thieves. According to Amazon, it’s “a story of doomed love focusing on Doug MacRay, a Boston-based career thief […] who becomes enamored with the manager of the bank he and his pals have just robbed”.

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