Live by Night Movie production


Live by Night

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Live by Night is set in the roaring '20s, when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve, and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules, and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. The fiery affair ends in tragedy, setting Joe on a path of revenge, ambition, romance and betrayal that propels him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa’s steamy rum-running underworld.
the official version from on September 10, 2016

Set in the Prohibition Era - the Boston-based story centers on Joe Coughlin, who rebels against his cop father and becomes a career criminal, eventually joining a mobster. He rises up the ranks as the action moves to Tampa, Fla., then Cuba and features rumrunners, femme fatales, betrayals and good men committing plenty of sin.
from on October 11, 2012

Set during the 1920s and involves Babe Ruth going to New York as well as the fixing of the World Series.
a modified formulation from on April 14, 2012

Production History as of August 13, 2016





Starts shooting November 2015.


The adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Prohibition Era novel will be Ben Affleck's next movie.


Ben Affleck is in talks to write, direct and star in an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Prohibition Era novel.