The re-teaming of Ben Affleck and his “The Accountant” helmer Gavin O’Connor has yielded “The Way Back,” a new Warner Bros. Pictures drama opening March 6th and which dropped a final trailer today.
Affleck plays Jack Cunningham, a guy who was once a basketball phenom with a full university scholarship who suddenly walked away from the game for reasons unknown. Years later, Jack is spiralling down, triggered by an unspeakable loss, and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and 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. 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.
Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins, Janina Gavankar and Glynn Turman co-star while Brad Ingelsby penned the script for the film which will go by the name “Finding the Way Back” in some global markets such as the UK.