Mad Men uber-star Jon Hamm, also known as Don Draper, has signed on to star alongside Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) in Ben Affleck‘s upcoming directorial work The Town, a Warner Bros. production based on a novel by Chuck Hogan.
Affleck, who is directing and starring, will play a bank robber who becomes smitten with the teller of a bank he held up. Her love potion is so strong that it makes him want to go straight, leaving her as the FBI’s ticket to catching Boston’s most wanted bank robber.
Hall — who was quite alluring alongside Scarlett Johansson in Vicky Cristina Barcelona — will play the bank teller who ultimately gets caught in a love triangle. And Hamm will play an FBI agent who also becomes obsessed with her, completing the aforementioned triangle of affection.
This will make for Hamm’s second second attempt in as many years to get himself into a good film. In 2008, he co-starred with Keanu Reeves in The Day the Earth Stood Still, a film that was abysmal. He will likely use this role and his role as Jake Ehrlich in the upcoming James Franco led Allen Ginsberg biopic Howl.
The project is set to begin shooting next month in Boston, where Affleck filmed his directorial debut, the incredibly well-executed Gone Baby Gone.