Everything seemed pretty locked in place, which is why it was surprising to see Affleck's interview with The Guardian on January 1.
He also posted photos on Instagram to promote the movie and share a few of his insights. I haven't read Lehane's book, but if it's anything like "The Given Day", the first in the writer's "Coughlin trilogy", it's a meaty, irresistible work of fiction that somehow manages to simultaneously sprawl and sprint.
Affleck the director does a fine job staging shootouts and vehicle chases and bloody confrontations in nightclubs and offices. From that it's easy to recognize the professional champ in Ben Affleck.
I'm getting the impression that Ben Affleck is exhausted of people asking him about that solo Batman movie that he may or may not be doing.
Considering that Live By Night now boasts a 33% score on Rotten Tomatoes, I can think of a few reasons why "nobody gave a shit" about it.
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"My sources have told me that Affleck was incredibly unhappy about the reception of BvS", Devin Faraci, former editor of the site, wrote.
During the segment Ben, who is dad to Violet, Seraphina, eight, and Samuel, four, also revealed that he felt the effects of aging during a recent ski trip that he and his brood took with his brother Casey Affleck, best pal Matt Damon and their families. That film's negative reviews and press coverage have troubled Affleck - no artist likes to work so hard on a passion project only to see it fail to garner appreciation and love, after all. The report announced that "Justice League 2" was pushed back to make way for Ben Affleck's standalone title. And, even before the movie came out, it's kind of a no-brainer that Batman has a bigger fan following than, well, just about anything. That includes Miller and Saldana and Remo Girone and Robert Glenister as the Italian and Irish mob bosses, respectively.
For much more on Affleck, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. "'1989, ' 'I Still Love You, ' the John Mayer thing. come on!" Affleck the director also corrals a ton of great performances from his cast, including Chris Messina as Coughlin's right-hand man and an incredible, demented turn from Matthew Maher as a member of the Klan who's causing problems for Coughlin's operations in Florida. Yes, too soft even to play a guy who is thought of as too soft.