Ben Affleck was on set bringing Dennis Lehane's 1920s gangster novel "Live By Night" to life in the streets of Lawrence on Thursday. 

The bootlegging Jazz Age crime story follows the son of a Boston Police captain who runs with mobsters and machine gunners in Boston, Tampa and Cuba. 

The film also stars Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Chris Cooper, and is set to be released in 2017.