Scott Eastwood to Play Ben Affleck’s Brother in WB’s ‘Live By Night’ (Exclusive)

“Suicide Squad” co-stars to reunite for prohibition-era crime drama that Affleck is directing for 2017 release

After working together on “Suicide Squad,” director Ben Affleck has cast Scott Eastwood as his brother in Warner Bros.’ prohibition-era crime drama “Live By Night,” TheWrap has learned.

A representative for Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, “Live By Night” stars Affleck as Joe Coughlin, the son of a prominent police captain, who enters a world of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Florida and Havana, Cuba.

Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Max Casella and Chris Cooper will co-star in the film, which Affleck and his Pearl Street partner Jennifer Todd are producing with Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran.

Warner Bros. will release “Live By Night” in 2017 — five years after the studio released Affleck’s Oscar-winning thriller “Argo.”

Eastwood is coming off the Nicholas Sparks adaptation “The Longest Ride,” and will soon be seen in Oliver Stone‘s “Snowden” and David Ayer‘s “Suicide Squad,” though his role in the comic book movie is being kept under wraps. He also appeared alongside Brad Pitt in Ayer’s ‘Fury” and played a part in his father Clint Eastwood‘s “Invictus,” which starred Affleck’s frequent collaborator Matt Damon.

Eastwood is represented by UTA, Joanne Horowitz Management and Stone Meyer.

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