Warner Bros. has released a poster and trailer for The Way Back, which reunites director Gavin O’Connor with his The Accountant star Ben Affleck. The film sees Affleck playing Jack Cunningham, a former basketball phenom who sees a chance for redemption after his life spirals out of control due to his alcoholism, when he is offered a job to coach a basketball team; take a look here…
Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full university scholarship, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, Jack is spiralling down, triggered by an unspeakable loss, and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any 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, surprising no one more than himself. 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. But will it be enough to fill the void, heal the deep wounds of his past, and set him on the road to redemption?
The Way Back is set for release on March 6th in the US and on March 13th in the UK and features a cast that also includes Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins, Janina Gavankar, and Glynn Turman.