Ben Affleck re-teams with his “The Accountant” helmer Gavin O’Connor for “The Way Back,” a new Warner Bros. Pictures drama opening March 6th which released its first 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.