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Ben Affleck Apologizes To Boston With “The Town”

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck Apologizes To Boston With “The Town”.   Ben Affleck’s “The Town” is a “long apology” to the residents of the North End, the actor/director said. After shutting down several blocks of the city for the film’s shoot, Affleck said that it was their way of saying sorry to the residents. Affleck, who co-wrote and directed the heist thriller based on the Chuck Hogan novel “Prince of Thieves,” said at the film’s gala screening in Toronto that shooting in Boston was very difficult. He said, “This movie is nothing if not a long apology to the people of the North End. When you’re blocking up traffic, where we parked, how much we smashed, how much we burned the cars – it just got very, very hard to do.” “Then to make matters worse – it rained. So we kept postponing and postponing. We’d close all the streets and then we wouldn’t be shooting. Now the North End is a great tourist destination and they’re making a lot of money, so we’re taking money out of people’s wallet.” “Anyway, I’m sorry. I hope that they like it.” The film also stars Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively, Pete Postlewaite, and Chris Cooper. “The Town” isn’t the first film Affleck made in his hometown. He also shot the Oscar-winning “Good Will Hunting” in 1997, “Gone Baby Gone” in 2007, and the forthcoming “The Company Men.”

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