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Ben Affleck shooting movie in Lawrence

On Thursday, the first day of filming, 1920s style cars were all over the streets. 

The city said Lawrence was selected due to its early 20th century architecture that fits well with the 1920's era theme. Besides filming downtown, there will also be scenes shot on private land. 

According to IMBD, the movie is set in the Prohibition Era and follows a group and tier role in the world of organized crime and is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane. The movie stars Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Elle Faning, Chris Messina and Ben Affleck.