Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall join The Town (updated: Jeremy Renner, too?)

According to Variety, Mad Men‘s Don Draper (a.k.a. Jon Hamm) and Vicky Christina Barcelona’s Rebecca Hall have joined the cast of Ben Affleck’s Prince of Thieves adaptation, The Town. (For more about The Town, click through to the related post.)

Ben Affleck directs and stars in the film as “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 an FBI agent “who also becomes infatuated with the bank employee (Hall).

Affleck also re-wrote the script from a draft by Peter Craig and Prince of Thieves author Chuck Hogan.

The film starts shooting next month in Boston.

UPDATE (7/30): Still basking in the glow of his breakthrough starring role in the widely acclaimed Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker, Jeremy Renner is apparently in negotiations to join The Town, as well, as Affleck’s “doomed best friend, a member of the gang.” I think that means he dies.

Related Post: Ben Affleck back behind the camera with The Town

Posted on July 28, 2009 at 08:06 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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