Actors to star in adaptation of Hogan novel

Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall will star with Ben Affleck in “The Town,” the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures adaptation of the Chuck Hogan novel.

Affleck is directing, and playing a bank robber who becomes smitten with the teller of a bank he held up. She makes him want to go straight, but she is also the FBI’s golden ticket to catching Boston’s most wanted bank robber.

Hamm plays the FBI agent who also becomes infatuated with the bank employee, played by Hall.

Graham King is producing through his GK Films banner. Affleck rewrote the draft by Peter Craig and Hogan.

Pic will shoot next month in Boston, where Affleck filmed his directorial debut “Gone Baby Gone.”

“Mad Men” star Hamm is coming off the Rob Epstein-Jeffrey Friedman-directed “Howl,” the drama about the obscenity trial of Allen Ginsberg after the publication of his poem.

Hall (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) will next be seen in the Nicole Holofcener-directed “Please Give.”

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