Affleck vs. Hamm. Let the Square Jaw Off Begin!

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | July 28, 2009 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | July 28, 2009 |

Unfortunately, he's also starring in The Town, and yesterday, both Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall signed on as the other two principals. The movie follows the relationship between a bank manager (Hall), the career criminal (Affleck) who stole more than her heart, and the dedicated FBI agent (Hamm) trying to bust the crook and his gang.

I like the Hamm casting -- he's the classy-man's version of Affleck, anyway. I don't, however, see Affleck as a career criminal type -- didn't he try that in Gigli with disastrous results and criminally awful high-Jersey hair? Rebecca Hall, likewise, is the embodiment of classy. So, maybe Mr. Affleck will come around to replacing himself with a better actor. Like his brother.

Filming on The Town will start next month (after Hamm wraps up "Mad Men") in Boston.

And speaking of Affleck, has anyone ever seen his directorial debut, 1993's comedy short, I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney. I'm going to need to track that down.

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