Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) is in negotiations to join The Town, a romantic crime thriller from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures that Ben Affleck is directing.
Renner is joining Affleck, Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall in the adaptation of Chuck Hogan’s novel “Prince of Thieves.”
The Hollywood Reporter says the story follows a bank manager (Hall), the career criminal (Affleck) who stole more than her heart and the dedicated FBI agent (Hamm) trying to bust the crook and his gang.
Renner plays Affleck’s doomed best friend, a member of the gang.
A Boston shoot is planned in September.