Ben Affleck's near-arrest
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 May 2008
Ben Affleck was almost arrested while making 'Gone Baby Gone'.
The 'Armageddon' star was making his directional debut on the film when police mistook him for a drug dealer in Boston.
He revealed: "The cops nearly arrested us a couple of times because they thought we were drug dealers.
"We were working in parts of town where there was a lot of drug dealing going on and a couple of times the cops swooped on us.
"One they talked to us because there was a human trafficking ring in a house nearby. It was wild."
Ben says that while making the film he wanted to "show people a world that they never normally get to see."
He added: "I grew up in a poor, tough part of Boston, like the neighbourhoods in the film.
"I wanted to reveal what it's really like in one of those areas the audience would never have access to - bars they would never visit."
'Gone Baby Gone' is released in UK cinemas next month.
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