Hall will play a Southern bootlegger who tangles with Affleck’s 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.
The Warner Bros. release is an adaptation of Dennis Lehane‘s novel of the same name. The studio previously recruited Hall for Christopher Nolan‘s “The Dark Knight,” and he’ll be working with the studio’s new Batman this time around.
Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Max Casella, Scott Eastwood 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.”
Hall is represented by manager Jonathan Brandstein and attorneys Jeff Frankel and Scott Whitehead.