Live by Night Movie

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Who's Involved:

Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Chris Cooper, Sienna Miller, Chris Messina, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Benny Ciaramello

Release Date:

Sunday, December 25, 2016 (Limited)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Crew: Who's making Live by Night

A look at the Live by Night behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ben Affleck last directed Untitled Whitey Bulger Project and Argo. The film's writer Ben Affleck last wrote The Town and Gone, Baby, Gone.


Ben Affleck


Ben Affleck


Leonardo DiCaprio
Jennifer Davisson Killoran

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Production: What we know about Live by Night

Key Facts

  1. Ben Affleck directed Live by Night from his own script (6/17/16).
  2. Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.

Filming Timeline

On or about August 13, 2016, the film was in Completed status.

On or about March 22, 2016, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about November 1, 2015, the film was in Production status.

On or about November 9, 2013, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Starts shooting November 2015.

On or about December 20, 2012, the film was in Development status.

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

On or about October 11, 2012, the film was in Development status.

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

On or about April 14, 2012, the film was in Development status.

Live by Night Release Date: When was it released?

Live by Night was released in 2016 on Sunday, December 25, 2016 (Limited release). There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Fences, Toni Erdmann and Hidden Figures.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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