Boston native Casey Affleck has signed on to produce and star in an adaptation of the book Boston Strong, which we first reported on in July 2013.
No details were given about who Casey Affleck may be playing, but the story, based on the book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Boston Herald reporter David Wedge, centers on the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and the nationwide manhunt to capture the two men believed to be responsible for the deadly attack. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was apprehended four days after the bombing. The project will also examine how the city of Boston responded to the tragedy.Read More
Casey Affleck is in negotiations to star alongside Chris Pine in the true story adaptation The Finest Hours for Walt Disney Pictures.
We reported in April that Chris Pine has boarded the project, which is based on the true story of two oil tankers that collided into each other off the coast of Cape Cod, when a vicious Noreaster storm hit in 1952. The plot follows a dangerous Coast Guard rescue mission that ensued after both ships split in half, causing crew members to fall into the sea. No details were given for Casey Affleck and Chris Pine's characters.Read More
Over a year after Casey Affleck was attached to star in Warner Bros.' Boston Strangler, the project has found a director, with Mark Romanek in negotiations.
Casey Affleck will play a Boston detective trying to figure out who this elusive killer is in the early 1960s for over a year and a half. Beantown native Chuck MacLean wrote the script after pitching the project to Warner Bros. Insiders claim that the writer's initial pitch was in the same vein as Seven and Zodiac, which fits the director's penchant for darker material.Read More
Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael B. Jordan are in talks to join Christoph Waltz and Cate Blanchett in Triple Nine.
The story follows a group of criminals who plan on murdering an L.A.P.D. cop (Casey Affleck), to divert attention away from the massive heist they are planning on the other side of town. Chiwetel Ejiofor will play a career criminal who is masterminding the whole operation, while Michael B. Jordan portrays a dirty cop who sets up Casey Affleck's character. Casey Affleck replaces Charlie Hunnam, who was in talks to join the cast this summer, while Cate Blanchett's involvement hinges on scheduling. The title refers to the police code for an officer who needs immediate assistance.Read More
Ain't Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery is teaming up with actor Casey Affleck once again for the sci-fi adaptation To Be Two.
The filmmaker will adapt the short story To Be Two or Not To Be by Paul Broks, which is set in a world where teleportation exists. Humans are scanned with the digital version sent to Mars to be reconstructed atom by atom, while the original person is destroyed on Earth. The story deals with an accident where the original human isn't destroyed, leaving one human on Earth and an exact duplicate on Mars. The adaptation is said to have the same tone as director Rian Johnson's Looper, in which a man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is tasked with killing his future self (Bruce Willis).Read More
Naturally, no details have been released regarding his character, but he joins a growing cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, and Bill Irwin.
Christopher Nolan is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother, Jonathan Nolan. The story centers around a journey into outer space that challenges our knowledge of science and technology. The plot is reportedly based on the theories of physicist Kip Thorne, who believes that wormholes actually do exist, and can be used for time travel.Read More
Warner Bros. has acquired a pitch from actor Casey Affleck and screenwriter Chuck Maclean entitled Boston Strangler, based on the true story of the serial killer who terrorized Beantown in the 1960s.
Casey Affleck will executive produce and plans on starring as one of the Boston detectives in the Strangler Squad, who were tasked with finding the killer. Chuck Maclean, a Boston native whose script Bridges on the Fort Point Channel made the Black List last year, will write the screenplay. The story follows an ambitious detective who is willing to risk it all to bring this mysterious murderer to justice, while battling a corrupt political system eager to save face and put the case behind them.Read More
Casey Affleck is attached to star in the true-story drama Race to the South Pole for Warner Bros. and producers Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Jennifer Todd.
Peter Glanz will write the screenplay, based on the true story of the race between an English explorer Robert Falcon Scott (Casey Affleck) and a Norwegian Roald Amundsen. Both were trying to become the first man to reach the South Pole in the early 1900s, a pursuit which made headlines all over the world.Read More