The Town is a 2010 American crime drama film starring, co-written, and directed by Ben Affleck adapted from Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves. The film opened in theaters in the United States on September 17, 2010, at number one with more than $23 million and positive reviews. Jeremy Renner was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as James 'Jem' Coughlin. The film is one of a number set in Boston, Massachusetts, over the past decade that have formed a 'sub-genre' of crime films, including Affleck's own 2007 film Gone Baby Gone.
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