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Ben Affleck returns to the director's chair in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' "The Town," a Boston-based cops and robbers pic that looks wicked awesome.

Town_boffo Affleck stars in the film as a bank robber who becomes smitten with the teller (Rebecca Hall) he held up.

WB is currently playing the trailer in front of "Inception."

Jeremy Renner ("The Hurt Locker"), Jon Hamm and Blake Lively also star in the film, which is based on Chuck Hogan's novel "Prince of Thieves."

"The Town" marks Affleck's second directorial effort; his first was 2007's "Gone Baby Gone."

Graham King produced the pic under his GK Films banner.

Warner Bros. opens "The Town" nationwide on September 17, 2010.

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