Ben Affleck has stayed out of the limelight ever since he retired from playing Batman. And it looks like he is getting back to something a bit more grounded and dramatic. Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the sports drama The Way Back, which will reunite the actor with The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor.
In the film, Affleck plays a depressed alcoholic whose life has spiraled downward after a great tragedy. But he finds a second chance at life when someone offers him a job coaching basketball at his old high school. Of course, this job proves to be a bit difficult considering his personal problems, but it will also give him a chance to redeem himself and find a way to fight his demons in a more constructive way. Check out the trailer below.
After a long road with some twists and turns, Warner Bros. has finally found a new director for the DC sequel Suicide Squad 2. WB has locked in The Accountant, Warrior, Pride and Glory, and Miracle director Gavin O’Connor for the job.
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for The Accountant starring Ben Affleck. Directed by Gavin O’Connor (Warrior), the film centers on Christian Wolff, an accountant who also freelances for criminal organizations. His work has caught the attention of the FBI, who wants to take him down but has trouble doing so due to his ability to cover his tracks. J.K. Simmons plays the man who leads the FBI task force to take down Wolff. Anna Kendrick plays Wolff’s accounting clerk, who seems to be unaware of all of his actions going on under the table.
According to Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr., Universal Pictures is scouting for potential directors to take on the sequel to the 2012 fantasy-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, and so far their shortlist of hoped-for helmers includes Gavin O’Connor (Warrior), Andy Muschietti (Mama), and most interestingly, Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption).
Darabont has been working mostly in television since the release of his last feature directorial effort, 2007’s Stephen King adaptation The Mist. He was the initial show-runner for AMC’s smashing success The Walking Dead until he and the network went through a nasty split during production on the series’ second season in 2011. Most recently he created the TNT crime series Mob City, which was cancelled after one low-rated season, and performed an uncredited rewrite on Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.
The production troubled western Jane Got a Gun, which stars Natalie Portman as a frontier woman tormented by an outlaw gang, has received an official release date of August 29, 2014.
The film, which will be distributed by Relativity Media and The Weinstein Co., has had its share of issues including the departure of its original director Lynne Ramsay and the loss of several big cast names including Michael Fassbender, Jude Law, and Bradley Cooper.