Finally, Ben Affleck moving ahead with “Live by Night” filming on the Georgia coast?

I was way ahead of the curve, it appears: I was writing over two years ago about the likelihood that Ben Affleck would make his next movie in Savannah and surrounding areas.

But things — like Batman — happen.

Now it appears that filming dates are finally coming into focus for Live by Night, which is based on Dennis Lehane’s Edgar Award-winning novel of the same name. The Prohibition era story is the second of a trilogy about an Irish family in Boston.

Here’s the recent post from the Savannah Film Office that doesn’t mention Affleck:

The feature film LIVE BY NIGHT is planning to shoot in the Savannah and Brunswick area this coming Fall. LOCAL CREW and…

Posted by Savannah Film Office on Thursday, September 17, 2015

IMDB lists a 2017 release date with Affleck as director, producer, co-writer, and one of the stars, alongside Zoe Saldana and Elle Fanning. The listing of crew indicates that filming will be in the Boston area and in Georgia.