Chris Messina in talks to join Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’

By: | Published: August 30, 2015 7:45 PM

"The Mindy Project" actor Chris Messina is in negotiations to co-star alongside Ben Affleck in the crime drama "Live by Night".

“The Mindy Project” actor Chris Messina is in negotiations to co-star alongside Ben Affleck in the crime drama “Live by Night”.

The 41-year-old actor, known as Danny Castellano on the hit romantic series, will play Affleck’s best friend and partner in crime in the film, reported Variety.

The film is directed by Affleck and will reunite Messina who previously worked with the “Gone Girl” star in the 2012 political thriller “Argo”.

The prohibition-set drama, based on the Dennis Lehane novel, will tell the story of a Boston police captain’s son (Affleck) who rises through the ranks of the criminal underworld.

Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, and Zoe Saldana are also in negotiations to co-star in the film.

“Live By Night” is scheduled to release in 2017.

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