Johnson, Segel, Affleck Join “The Friend”

Johnson Segel Affleck Join The Friend

Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck will star in the fact-based touching drama “The Friend” for Scott Free, Black Bear Pictures and STX Films.

Based on an Esquire Magazine article and adapted by Brad Ingelsby (“Out of the Furnace”), the true story tale follows Nicole (Johnson) and Matthew Teague (Affleck) who, after learning that Nicole has just six months to live, receive the unexpected support of the couple‚Äôs best friend (Segel).

He moves into their family home and puts his own life on hold. His impact on everyone is much greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined.

Gabriela Cowperthwaite (“Blackfish”) helms the film which will start shooting on location in Fairhope, Alabama next month. Kevin Walsh, Michael Pruss and Ryan Stowell produce.

Source: Deadline