While the circus of DC’s Justice League and the future solo Batman film is taking up a lot of Ben Affleck’s time right now there’s the small matter of the Oscar-winning director’s new film. Live By Night reunites the director with novelist Dennis Lehane, with whom he collaborated on his directorial debut Gone baby Gone a decade ago. The film, released today in UK cinemas, has a fine cast and we’ve spent the day chatting to the director and his cast.


Scott Davis sat down with the director and Sienna Miller to talk what drew them each to the film, how their characters relate to one another and Affleck talks about casting Miller, and what made her perfect for the role. Affleck talks about balancing a film such as this with the enormity of the DC Comics projects, and how it was reuniting with the Justice League cast.

Live By Night is out in UK cinemas today.

Ben Affleck & Sienna Miller Live By Night Interview

Live By Night Movie Synopsis

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;

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