New Posters for THE TOWN and BEASTLY

     August 25, 2010

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We have two posters for you this afternoon courtesy of Collider reader Scott.  First up is an international poster for Ben Affleck’s The Town.  The film follows a Boston bank robber (Affleck) who falls in love with a hostage (Rebecca Hall) while at the same time being pursued by an FBI agent (Jon Hamm).  The film will be playing at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.  It opens nationwide on September 17th

The other poster is for the teen romance-drama, Beastly.  The flick, which stars Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens, is a modern take on Beauty and the Beast. It’s currently slated to open on March 18, 2011.  Hit the jump to check out both posters.

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Here’s the official synopsis for The Town:

Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean. With no real attachments, Doug never has to fear losing anyone close to him. But that all changed on the gang’s latest job, when they briefly took a hostage–bank manager, Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). Though they let her go unharmed, Claire is nervously aware that the robbers know her name… and where she lives. But she lets her guard down when she meets an unassuming and rather charming man named Doug….not realizing that he is the same man who only days earlier had terrorized her. The instant attraction between them gradually turns into a passionate romance that threatens to take them both down a dangerous, and potentially deadly, path.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Beastly:

Kyle Kingson has it all – looks, intelligence, wealth and opportunity – and a wicked cruel streak. Prone to mocking and humiliating “aggressively unattractive” classmates, he zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra, inviting her to the school’s extravagant environmental bash. Kendra accepts, and, true to form, Kyle blows her off in a particularly savage fashion. She retaliates by casting a spell that physically transforms him into everything he despises. Enraged by his horrible and unrecognizable appearance he confronts Kendra and learns that the only solution to the curse is to find someone that will love him as he is – a task he considers impossible.

Repulsed by his appearance, Kyle’s callous father banishes him to Brooklyn with a sympathetic housekeeper and blind tutor. As Kyle ponders how to overcome the curse and get his old life back, he chances upon a drug addict in the act of killing a threatening dealer. Seizing the opportunity, Kyle promises the addict freedom and safety for his daughter, Lindy if she will consent to live in Kyle’s Brooklyn home. Thus begins Kyle’s journey to discover true love in this hyper-modern retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast story.

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