Thursday, September 20, 2012

Casey Affleck Entering “A Race to the South Pole”

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Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and brother Casey, are reuniting once again. Warner Bros. has picked up the distribution rights to the true life drama “Race to the South Pole”. Casey Affleck is set to star in the film while Ben and Matt will produce the film through their Warner-based company, Pearl Vision. The film will also be produced by the company's newly appointed president, Jennifer Todd.

Hit the jump for more details.

“Race to the South Pole” will tell the story of two explorers who set out to reach the South Pole in the early 1900’s, which at the time was the last uncharted place on the planet. The Hollywood Reporter, who first reported this described the film as follows:
“Englishman Robert Falcon Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen were explorers from antithetical countries: one from the era's most powerful empire, the other from a country that had just achieved independence. Their race, seen as heroic during a golden age of exploration, sparked international interest and galvanized the world to see who would reach Earth's southernmost point first.”
Casey Affleck is attached to the role of Scott. No word yet on who will be playing Amundsen, or when production on the film will begin.

Along with this film, Damon and Affleck’s other Pearl Vision project in the works right now is a film based around the Boston organized crime figure, Whitey Bulger. Affleck will direct the film, while Damon will star as Bulger.