On The Set Of Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night”

On The Set Of Ben Affleck's "Live By Night," Filming In Brunswick, Ga

While on a recent press trip in the Golden Isles, I got to stop by the set of Ben Affleck’s upcoming “Live By Night.” Set in prohibition era Ybor City, Florida, this movie is an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel by the same name. Affleck will be portraying a mobster in this film that is currently shooting in Brunswick, Ga. Also starring in Live By Night are Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning and Sienna Miller.

On The Set Of Ben Affleck's "Live By Night," Filming In Brunswick, Ga


On The Set Of Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night”

It was really interesting to be standing on a set in production knowing that, in just a few days, the area would be the scene of a Hollywood movie. There was a police officer guarding the area that was blocked off by police tape. She explained to us that the buildings were actually covered by props to ready them for the film. Since the changes are not up to our current building codes, after filming ends, the film crew will then transform the area back to the way it was before filming began – just like nothing ever happened.

On The Set Of Ben Affleck's "Live By Night," Filming In Brunswick, Ga

I am excited to see their handiwork on the big screen. I really could not look at the buildings and tell that they were “fake” so to speak. It felt like I had stepped back in time to prohibition era Ybor City, Fl. It was really amazing to see and I think that you will be impressed with the scenery when the movie finally hits the big screen.

On The Set Of Ben Affleck's "Live By Night," Filming In Brunswick, Ga

On The Set Of Ben Affleck's "Live By Night," Filming In Brunswick, Ga

Live By Night will be directed and produced by Affleck. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will also serve as producers on this film. I really enjoyed his work in Argo {his last directing gig}, so I am excited to see what he will do with this movie. I have read conflicting reports on the release date of this movie as it has been pushed back due to Affleck’s work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but expect to see this movie released in either late 2016 or early 2017.

View the rest of my pictures from the set of Live By Night on Flickr.

Ben Affleck's "Live By Night" Movie Set {October 2015}

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn has been a music lover her entire life. She went to college in Boone, NC, an area that is rich in music and culture. She also worked as a radio deejay for 8 years and grew up in Southeastern, Va, a melting pot of different musical styles and traditions. She has been to more concerts than she can count in every genre you can imagine. She resides in North Carolina with her furbabies and her massive collection of Disney memorabilia.


  1. It’s always fun to visit a movie set. Can’t wait to see this movie. I’m a big Ben Affleck fan!
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  2. I have never visited a movie set. I like Ben Affleck and I’m sure this is going to be a great movie.
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  3. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    There are lots of movies filmed here in Boston, so we see movies being filmed a lot. Pretty cool isn;’t it?

  4. This looks amazing! We have visited a few movie sets and it was always a lot of fun 🙂
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  5. It sounds like a wonderful movie to catch. Admire Ben Affleck’s work.

  6. Visiting movie sets is so cool! I actually hadn’t heard fo this movie until this post.

  7. I’ve never been on a movie set, it must be very exciting. I’m a Ben Affleck fan 🙂 I love his movies!
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  8. This looks so cool! I’ve never been on a movie set but this looks like fun to check out!
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  9. As a film/tv actress I appreciate things like this so much. Walking on a set brings me so much joy and I love watching the magic come to life. I would have loved to wonder around this set which reminds me of sets on the backlot at Universal Studios. That is so awesome that you got to see it.
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  10. A movie set would be so much fun to visit. This looks so cool.
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  11. Oh wow what an amazing experience – i have to admit I have never been lucky enough to visit a movie set! x
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  12. I’ve enjoyed his last few films so I’m hoping this one is great too. I’ll definitely be seeing it in theatres if I can.

  13. I am always a fond of places that once a movie set. I really enjoy all your photos.
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  14. I am not sure if I will go, but it sounds like a really nice film. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I love going to watch shows hope you had a lot of fun
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  16. I am so excited for a new Ben Affleck film. 😀 I will definitely go watch it.
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  17. I love visiting movie sets and have done so quite a few times living in Southern California. This looks like a cool set and I will have to make sure I catch this movie.

  18. I think it’d be so cool to see a real live movie set! Don’t know if I’ll see the movie though 😛
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  19. That looks like a really cool set! Love Ben too!
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  20. How fun to get to visit a movie set! I tend to like Ben Affleck movies, so we’ll try to catch this one.
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  21. I think it is so great that you got to experience this. I love all the buildings and the full set.
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  22. I’m not a big fan of Ben Afleck but I did love him in the movie Gone Girl. This one I’ll have to wait to hear how the critics call it or see a preview before I decide if I’m going to see it.
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  23. I’ve never been tried this before. This looks so much fun. I’m going to catch this one very soon.
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  24. Movie sets sure are a lot of fun to visit. Looks like you had fun
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  25. I have never visited a movie set. That must have been an awesome experience and your pictures are just great.
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    • Dawn McAlexander

      Thank you so very much. It was rainy and I didn’t want to get my camera wet so I used my phone instead. I think they were pretty good for a phone. 🙂

  26. I have never visited in the movie set and it looks cool and a fun experience

  27. I always want to visit the movie set. Love the buildings, look very interesting and historical
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  28. How fun! I find that whole world so mesmerizing! How did you come across this opportunity?
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    • Dawn McAlexander

      Actually, I was on a press trip touring St Simons Island and staying at King and Prince. We were originally scheduled to do something else that day, but the weather prohibited it, so we got to check this out instead. 🙂

  29. Elizabeth O. says

    Oh wow! That’s so cool! I would love to visit the set of a movie someday especially the period films that takes you back in time! What an awesome tour.

  30. how cool! and what a great opportunity. I love the set up.

  31. How awesome. I’d love to visit a movie set… I think that would be just fantastic. I love Ben Affleck too so maybe that just got me a bit excited!

  32. I have always wanted to go to a movie set. I am surprised that the crew will have to go and put the buildings back to the way they were after they are done filming.

  33. Looks like such a great experience. Closest I have been to a movie set is Universal Studios.
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  34. I think it would be exciting to see a movie set. I think this sounds like a fantastic movie I cannot wait to see.

  35. The set looks absolutely interesting & I am sure you might have had a wonderful experience by visiting this movie set. I think Live By Night is going to be a great movie to watch as well.

  36. Wow! How cool is that? You’re one lucky girl.
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  37. What a great experience -I will be seeing this film
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  38. I would love to see this set! I am definitely curious about the movie now!
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  39. I’ve always wanted to visit a movie set and this one looks absolutely amazing! I’ve never heard of the film before now, will check out the trailer. Thanks!
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  40. I have not even heard of this film yet. I probably won’t see it in theaters.
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