The Way Back is an upcoming American Drama film directed by Brad Ingelsby and written by Gavin O'Connor "The Way Back" Warner Bros delayed the premiere of "The Way Back," a dramatic film starring Ben Affleck that had plans to hit the big screen on October 18. However, the film will only hit theaters on March 6, 2020. The film will mark the actor's return to theaters after "Triple Frontera", which came directly to Netflix. The film, formerly known as "The Has-Been" and "Torrance," is directed by Gavin O’Connor and starring Affleck as a former basketball player whose fight against addiction caused his family to abandon him. As part of his recovery, he becomes the coach of the local high school basketball team.
Affleck is producer of the film along with O’Connor, Jennifer Todd, Gordon Gray and Ravi Mehta. The script was written by Brad Ingelsby. The film also stars Al Madrigal as the assistant coach who believes in the character of Affleck after the coach quits. Janina Gavankar, Hayes MacArthur, Brandon Wilson and Rachael Carpani will also share scenes with the protagonists. 'The Way Back' is the new film by director Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant,) the tape tells the story of Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) He once had a life full of promises. In high school, it was a phenomenon of basketball with a full university scholarship, when suddenly, for unknown reasons, he left the game, losing his future. Now, years later, Jack is spiraling, caused by an indescribable loss and drowned in alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope of a better life.
Principal photography commenced on June 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C., United States and concluded on October 5, 2019. The film is set for release on March 6, 2020.