Will this sensitive role trigger real-life addict Ben Affleck?
The star's new film may hit too close to home
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CELEBRITY Ben Affleck
Fresh out of rehab for alcohol addiction, Ben Affleck is back to the movie business and preparing for a forthcoming film titled 'Torrance.'
According to IMDb, the plot will follow a “former basketball all-star” who has lost his “family foundation in a struggle with addiction, and attempts to come back by becoming the coach of a disparate ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater.”
In a case of art imitating life, this emotional role hits very close to home for Affleck who recently finalized his divorce with fellow actor Jennifer Garner. After doing a 40-day stint in a Los Angeles based rehabilitation facility, Affleck took to social media to address his addiction.
“Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle,” he wrote on Instagram. “Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family. So many people have reached out on social media and spoken about their own journeys with addiction. To those people, I want to say thank you.”
'Torrance' is currently in pre-production.
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