Yep, that really was Ben Affleck hanging out Wednesday in Ybor City. The actor-director was here scouting locations for his next movie, Live by Night, a crime drama based on Dennis Lehane's book and largely set in Ybor, confirmed somebody close to Affleck who ought to know. (A name? Please, it's Hollywood.) He loved the city and the people he met. But is he going to film here? Wouldn't say. Still, we'd like to think efforts by Lehane and Tampa's interim film liaison Krista Soroka to lure Affleck here worked. They both sent him photos of Ybor locations, including the Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn, where the Oscar winner was seen Wednesday, lighting up Twitter and Facebook. The movie, which also stars Affleck, is scheduled to start filming in the fall.
Ben Affleck was in Ybor City scouting locations for 'Live by Night'
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