August 27, 2009 at 09:45 AM EDT

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gossip Girl star Blake Lively is set to join the cast of The Town, a crime thriller directed by Ben Affleck. Adapted from Chuck Hogan’s novel Prince of Thieves, the movie follows a bank manager (Rebecca Hall) who falls for a robber (Affleck) with an FBI agent (Jon Hamm) hot on his trail. Lively will play Affleck’s girlfriend.

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