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'The Town:' Local Author's Book Turned Into Affleck Movie07:51

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The red carpet rolls out at Fenway Park Tuesday night for the premiere of a new film set in Charlestown. The film is titled "The Town," and opens nationwide on Friday. It's directed by Ben Affleck, who also stars as a career criminal who falls for the manager of the bank he robs. The movie is adapted from a book called "Prince of Thieves," written by Boston author Chuck Hogan.

WBUR's Bob Oakes spoke with Hogan about the journey from the book to the film.

This program aired on September 14, 2010.

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Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.


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