Casey Affleck Replacing Matt Damon in Kenneth Lonergan’s ‘Manchester-by-the-Sea’

The actor tells the Boston Globe that Damon dropped out of the lead role in the intense family drama

Casey Affleck Replacing Matt Damon in 'Manchester-by-the-Sea'
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Matt Damon is out and Casey Affleck is in for Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester-By-the-Sea,” according to the actor.

Affleck told the Boston Globe that he will be starring in the director’s “Margaret” follow-up, which follows a man who returns to his hometown to take care of his nephew after the death of his brother.

Affleck is currently filming Disney’s Coast Guard drama “The Finest Hours” with Ben Foster and Chris Pine.


He is also attached to direct an untitled Josh Hamilton baseball biopic starring Jack Reynor and star in a film about the Boston Strangler.

Affleck is represented by WME.