When insiders with Ben Affleck’s made-in-Boston blue collar heist flick warned us that
there would be a lot of “gun fire” and to expect “a few cars exploding” during the
making of "The Town," they weren’t kidding.

Crews with "The Town" went to town last fall, filming some major shoot ‘em action in
the North End, Charlestown, Cambridge and a huge climax sequence at Fenway Park.
Yep, there was a barrage of fake bullets flying all over Boston.

The movie's
trailer has been unveiled online and, well, it looks like a winner. Slotted
to hit theaters on Friday, Sept. 10, "The Town" promises to showcase Boston in all of
its gun-slinging glory.

"There are over 300 bank robberies in Boston every year. Most of these professionals
live in a one-square mile neighborhood called Charlestown," the trailer's voice-over guy
claims.

Affleck, playing Boston's most wanted bank robber, is both directing and starring in the
film following a bizarre love triangle involving a crook, a bankteller and a FBI agent.
The movie is an adaptation of the blue-collar heist novel "Prince of Thieves" by Chuck
Hogan.

"The Town" also stars Jon Hamm, known as Don Draper from "Mad Men," as a FBI agent
who becomes smitten with a female bank employee, played by "Frost/Nixon" and "Vicky
Cristina" Barcelona actress Rebecca Hall.

Blake Lively, known as Serena van der Woodsen from "Gossip Girl," is co-starring as
Affleck's troubled ex-girlfriend Krista. Jeremy Renner, who won over critics with his
role in the Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker," stars as Lively's brother and Affleck's
partner in crime.
Ben Affleck's 'The Town' showcases Boston
by Roland Hansen
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