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:
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.