Chris Cooper has signed on for the Ben Affleck-directed “Live by Night” for Pearl Street, Appian Way and Warner Bros. Pictures.
Affleck stars, produces and directs this adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel, the Prohibition-set drama explores the world of organized crime. Cooper will play a Florida sheriff who has a run-in with Affleck’s character.
Cooper has been eyed to star for some time but production delays forced the studio to hold off handing out offers. Chris Messina, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller and Zoe Saldana also star in the film.
Jennifer Todd, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran will produce and filming begins next month.