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Casey Affleck & Michelle Williams to Lead 'Manchester-by-the-Sea'

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January 12, 2015

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Last fall brought news of Matt Damon teaming up with his Margaret director Kenneth Lonergan again for a new drama called Manchester-by-the-Sea. However, it appears things have changed in the months since then, because recently The Boston Globe learned that it will be Good Will Hunting co-star Casey Affleck taking the role instead. He'll play a lazy and irresponsible Boston plumber forced to return home to the titular town after he learns his brother passed away. Suddenly he finds himself having to take care of his brother's 16-year old son but also finds himself crumbling due to a secret tragedy in his past. More below!

In addition, THR reports My Week with Marilyn star Michelle Williams will play Affleck's wife in the drama. Production is slated to begin in March in the New England, which Affleck is all too familiar with. In addition, the film will have Chris Moore, who was a big part of making Good Will Hunting happen, not to mention helping out with the original inception of "Project Greenlight" with Damon and Ben Affleck over a decade ago, is producing the film, so this one has been tossed around in close quarters amongst the Afflecks, Damon and their previous collaborators. Stay tuned for more.

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Reader Feedback - 2 Comments

1

I feel like Casey Affleck keeps playing these piece of garbage roles because maybe something happen to him in his childhood, that or he's typecast himself on purpose.

redtie on Jan 12, 2015

2

The premise sounds like a shitty Nic Sparks book. Let's see what happens when real actors do their thing.

DAVIDPD on Jan 13, 2015

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