Glory Road: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ben Affleck won't be strolling down Glory Road for the Walt Disney Co. and Jerry Bruckheimer. A studio spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that Affleck has fallen out of the film that was due to start lensing in less than a month.
Sources indicated that his departure had to do with his deal -- not the $5 million payday but the backend points.
To be directed by James Gartner, "Glory Road" follows the true story of college basketball coach Don Haskins, whose all-black Texas Western team won the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in 1966.
The filmmakers and studio have already started checking the availability of a replacement and may have zeroed in on an actor, which sources say is Josh Lucas, to take over the coaching duties.
According to Variety, actor Josh Lucas is now in talks for the role.