It looks like Gavin O’ Connor and Ben Affleck will finally be teaming up this year to begin production on The Has-Been penned by Brad Ingelsby. News regarding the drama movie was first announced by Deadline in June.
According to Production Weekly’s recent listing, The Has-Been movie under Warner Bros. will begin filming on October 25th in Los Angeles. It was earlier reported that the studio was working to break a deal that would happen on a fast track and that seems to be the case.
Production is set to wrap shortly with a date set for December 14. Affleck is also a producer of Warner Bros The Batman movie which is expected to begin production in spring 2019. From the looks of it, the actor will be available to work on the DC film in whatever form director Matt Reeves’ expects of him (will he be The Batman?).
Deadline did report that the film will center on a former basketball all-star played by Affleck whose struggling with addiction. But this new report provides a more detailed synopsis.
“Former high school basketball superstar Jack Cunningham (Affleck) has descended into alcoholism in the aftermath of the loss of his career and the end of his marriage following the death of his 9 year old son. When he’s asked to coach the under-performing basketball team at Bishop Hayes High– his old alma mater–he briefly hops on the wagon, but even the team’s success at his hands isn’t enough to get the monkey off his back, and he slips back into alcoholism. Finally, with the help of his family, he winds up in rehab, where a sober Jack realizes he just might have a shot at getting his life back again”
TMZ just recently reported that Jennifer Garner staged an intervention asking Affleck to seek help and go into rehab again. Affleck knew he is need of help and was “receptive” and has agreed. A new update from the website has revealed that the actor has arrived at a live-in rehab facility and will check in for an extended period of time.
It is currently unknown if the actors’ rehab would cause any delay to his upcoming projects. But it’s a good sign that the actor continues to fight his battle with addiction to alcohol off the screen and as well as on screen in his upcoming movie, The Has-Been.
Source: Production Weekly
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