“Powerful men don’t have to be cruel.” Here’s the first teaser trailer for Live by Night, which Ben Affleck directed and stars in as Joe Coughlin, the black-sheep son of a police captain who gets involved in Prohibition Era organized crime in Boston. But when he crosses a boss, things go south — all the way to Tampa, where Joe climbs the ladder of the Florida city’s steamy, rum-running underworld.

There’s no shortage of suave hats, flapper molls, flying bullets or falling bodies in the Warner Bros film, which Affleck adapted from Dennis Lehane’s novel. Add to that some explosions, knifings and car chases. The cast also includes Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller, Chris Cooper and Scott Eastwood. Affleck also produced along with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson of Appian Way Films and Jennifer Todd, preisdent of Affleck’s Pearl Street Films.

Affleck’s directorial follow-up to Best Picture Oscar winner Argo has seen a number of release dates, starting with June 2014 and finally ending up as January 13. Have a look — and a listen as Hozier’s “Arsonist’s Lullaby” plays — and tell us what you think. Meanwhile, here is the new poster for the film:

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Warner Bros Pictures