VIDEO: Ben Affleck Battles a Super-Powered Bank Robber in ‘Hypnotic’ Trailer

William Fichtner and Alice Braga co-star in Robert Rodriguez’s sci-fi thriller

April 6, 2023

The world’s greatest detective investigates a different kind of supervillain in the trailer for “Hypnotic,” hitting theaters in May.

The action-packed sci-fi thriller follows a detective played by Ben Affleck, a.k.a. “Justice League’s” Batman, as he pursues bank robbers under the sway of a man with the power of hypnosis (William Fichtner). Worlds collide after Affleck’s character teams up with a psychic (Alice Braga) to discover that the heists are connected not only to a shadowy government program but also the case of his own missing daughter.

Directed and co-written by Robert Rodriguez (“From Dusk Till Dawn”), “Hypnotic” co-stars J.D. Pardo, Hala Finley, Jeff Fahey, Dayo Okeniyi, and Jackie Earle Haley. The film is one of several high-profile 2023 projects for Affleck, who directed and stars opposite Matt Damon in the biopic “Air” and will reprise the role of the Dark Knight in June’s “The Flash.”

When Ben made his Stern Show debut in 2021, the actor and filmmaker discussed several aspects of his life and career, from his romance with Jennifer Lopez to why he chose to play Batman on the big screen in the first place. Watch a clip from his conversation with Howard (below) and look back at the full interview here.

“Hypnotic” hits theaters May 12.

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