Trying to stay sober while coaching is a daunting task as Ben Affleck’s character can attest to in the trailer for The Way Back, an upcoming American sports drama from director Gavin O’ Connor.
Affleck taps into the dramatic actor within, giving us flashes of his thespian skills as he struggles to maintain his sobriety in what seems to be a vain effort.
Ben Affleck plays Jack Cunningham in The Way Back, a film about a former basketball star whose addiction has cost him his family. He makes an attempt to regain his stability by coaching a high school basketball team at his alma mater.
The movie co-stars Janina Gavankar, Al Madrigal, Brandon Wilson, Hayes MacArthur, and Raphael Carpani. It is scheduled for release by Warner Bros. on March 6, 2020.