The Way Back brings Ben Affleck and Gavin O’Connor back together – and here’s the final trailer.
After they scored a hit with the action thriller The Accountant, director Gavin O’Connor and star Ben Affleck have reunited for another project, The Way Back.
This one follows a one-time basketball star who suddenly left the game behind, for unknown reasons. And the film meets him years later, in a bad place. But on the flip side, there’s a college basketball team that’s looking for a coach.
Brad Ingelsby wrote this one, and the final trailer for the movie has just been released. Here’s a taste of what looks on the surface like an inspirational teacher movie…
Here too is the original trailer, from back in November.
Here’s the synopsis…
Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full university scholarship, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, Jack is spiraling down, triggered by an unspeakable loss, and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life. When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, which has fallen far since his glory days, he reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself. As the boys start to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront the demons that have derailed him. But will it be enough to fill the void, heal the deep wounds of his past, and set him on the road to redemption?
And the movie is currently scheduled for March.
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