Ben Affleck's 'Live by Night' Delayed Due to Batman Commitments
Comic book fans had their longtime suspicions confirmed when Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment revealed they would shoot Batman vs. Superman and Justice League back-to-back with the first sequel still slated for May 6th, 2016 and the DC superhero ensemble likely hitting in 2017. However, this means that one of Ben Affleck's gestating projects will have to sit on the backburner a little longer. Affleck was supposed to direct the adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel Live by Night following Batman vs. Superman for a release on Decemberr 25th, 2015, but THR reports the film's schedule has been delayed.
Instead, Warner Bros. will release the Leonardo DiCaprio produced film on October 7th, 2016. For those who haven't head about that project yet, it follows a Boston police captain's son in the dangerous Prohibition era of the 1920s as he gets tempted away from the law to a life of crime. Affleck is also supposed to star in the film, but no other cast is in place, probably because this plan has been a longtime coming, so there was no reason to get a cast in place immediately. There's a part of me that's more excited to see Affleck behind the camera again as opposed to getting caught up in the comic book world, but whatever.