Ben Affleck's 'morally dubious' role

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A non-stop action film starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie & Morgan Freeman. Wesley Gibson (McAvoy) is a mild-mannered Chicago office worker until he meets Fox (Jolie), who reveals to him that he's a member of an ancient secret organization called the Fraternity, which kills bad people. Upon learning from Fox that his estranged father has been murdered, Wesley completes training and becomes an avenging assassin.
September 28th, 2010

Ben Affleck loved playing a "morally dubious" character in 'The Town'.

The actor-and-director plays long-time thief Doug MacRay in the crime drama, and admits he relished the role as it was something he has never had the chance to do before.

He said: "To be honest, for one thing I wanted that part.

"It's the kind of part I haven't really had a chance to play; he's morally ambiguous and he's obviously not doing the right thing all the time, but he's trying to change in a community where introspection of any kind is not particularly welcome."

Ben also admits he didn't have a problem directing himself in the movie - which is based on a series of bank robberies that took place in Boston in the mid-1990s.

He told the Irish Independent: "For me, the direction really happens in the editing room: I shoot enough to give myself a broad range of choices, and then pull the whole thing together afterwards.

"And in my cast, it's not that hard because I hate so much of it that I throw most of it out and there's very little left!"

'The Town', which also stars Blake Lively, Rebecca Hall and Jeremy Renner, is released worldwide throughout September and October.