Casey Affleck to Star in “Villain”, Based on His Own Screenplay


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is set to star in the vigilante thriller VILLAIN with Mikael Marcimain directing the script he wrote. Affleck will also produce the pic alongside Ben Stillman and Teddy Schwarzman from Black Bear Pictures.

Set in a city overrun with crime. Affleck will play a man that loses everything after a brutal home invasion leaves his family dead and two bullets lodged in his head. He develops a unique power in the wake of his trauma — an ability to see into people’s pasts, presents, and futures — and goes on a mission of revenge to find the men who killed his family, and in the process clean up his city long overdue for justice. As his vigilante acts become more frequent and violent, his role as the city’s hero may instead be the announcement of its most prolific villain.

Affleck stars in the Kenneth Lonegran’s buzzworthy Manchester by the Sea opposite Michele Williams. Other recent film credits include Triple 9 and The Finest Hours. He also serves as executive producer of the doc The Joe Donovan Project.

He is repped by WME.


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