Blake Lively Joins Affleck’s The Town


Blake Lively (“Gossip Girl”) has joined the ensemble cast that Ben Affleck is assembling for his crime thriller The Town, which he is directing for Warner Bros. and Legendary, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Chris Cooper is in negotiations to also board the movie.

Affleck, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall and Jeremy Renner already are cast in the adaptation of Chuck Hogan’s novel “Prince of Thieves.”

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, of which Renner is a part.

Lively is playing Renner’s sister and Affleck’s troubled ex-girlfriend. Cooper would play Affleck’s father. Shooting begins next month in Boston.