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