Affleck directs and stars in the crime thriller based on Chuck Hogan’s novel. Bank robber Doug MacRay and his gang from the Charlestown neighbourhood of Boston take Claire Keesey, played by Rebecca Hall, as a hostage during a bank hit, and the two begin a romance. Doug reveals why he began a life of crime, and tries to protect Claire from his gang, while she protects him from the authorities. Co-starring Jeremy Renner, Slaine, Owen Burke, and Jon Hamm.
A huge part of this was wanting to play the role. I hadn’t had the chance to play a character as interesting as the one Chuck wrote in the book in a long time.