the town blake lively

Another actor has joined the cast of The Town, the second directorial vehicle for Ben Affleck. Gossip Girl staple Blake Lively has signed on to star in the film according to THR. The film is being produced by Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures, and already features a strong acting ensemble.

Find out more on Lively’s role below…

Lively will star as the younger sister of Jeremy Renner‘s character, and the troubled ex-girlfriend of Affleck. “The story follows a bank manager (Rebecca Hall), the career criminal (Affleck) who stole more than her heart, and the dedicated FBI agent (Jon Hamm) trying to bust the crook and his gang, of which Renner is a part.” Oscar winner Chris Cooper is currently in negotiations to star as Ben’s father in the film.

Production on The Town starts next month in Boston. Lively can also be seen in the upcoming romantic drama New York, I Love You along with every other actor in Hollywood. I wonder how she’s going to manage her schedule, while shooting the new season of Gossip Girl? I would mention that she looks a little young to be playing an ex to Ben Affleck, but this is Hollywood and age is only a number.

Are you interested in seeing Blake Lively go up against Affleck and Renner in The Town?