Ben Affleck's Live by Night pushed back

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: May 08, 2014 13:27 IST

Argo star Ben Affleck's adaptation of Live by Night is being pushed back by 10 months, Warner Bros has revealed.

Due to the 41-year-old actor's commitments on Batman vs Superman, the big-screen version of Dennis Lehane's novel will now open on October 7, 2016 instead of Christmas Day 2015, according to the Hollywood Reporter.


is set to write, direct and star in the movie, which takes place in Prohibition-era Boston and centres on the son of a cop who becomes involved in the world of organised crime.

The actor is the only known member of the cast on the project at present.

His directorial debut, 2007's Gone Baby Gone, was adapted from Lehane's novel of the same name.

Meanwhile, Batman vs Superman is due for release in UK cinemas on April 30, 2016 in the UK and May 6, 2016 in the US.

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