I'm a big fan of Affleck's directorial work and by that I mean I liked 'Gone Baby Gone' a lot, as an actor he can leave a lot to be desired, but he's not a bad actor. Erm 'Chasing Amy', that Jack Ryan film he did agggghhh, ok I'm out.
But behind the camera whetehr scripting or directing, the boy has a flair. I'm also a sucker for heist movies and the 'one last job' kind of flick.
I cried at 'Heat' when i was drunk once, everytime I watch it I'm desperate for De Niro to get away and scream at the T.V. when he turns the car around.
Of course 'Heat' is a masterpiece of the genre, but one can hope.I'm hoping for more of the gritty realism we saw in 'Gone..' translated into a decent thriller, I'm unfamiliar with the source material, but i'm hoping it's relatively dark.
Also Rebecca Hall is hot and Jeremy Renner is short so it's all good.