The poster for The Town has gone online and it’s certainly eye-catching. It needs to catch your eye long enough for you to read the tagline “Welcome to the Bank Robbery Capital of America,” to understand that it’s a movie about bank robbers. If you don’t read that tagline, you may be left thinking that Ben Affleck is in a really creepy remake of Nuns on the Run.
Hit the jump to check out the poster and the official synopsis. The Town will be screening at both the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. It opens nationwide on September 17th.
Poster via Apple.
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.