Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Casey Affleck’s Directorial Debut “Light of My Life” Gets Producer, Start Date


Nothing succeeds like success. On September 9th it was announced that Casey Affleck would direct his first feature, and now, ten days later, the film has a start date and a producer.

It doesn’t hurt that Affleck is very hot right now in “Manchester by the Sea,” heading into a big awards season and possible Oscar nod. Casey was previously nominated for “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.”

“Light of My Life,” is set to go into pre-production now on November 9th. Teddy Schwarzman and Black Bear Productions are in to make the movie, a survival drama in which Casey and his fictional daughter are “hunted in a post-pandemic world.” I’m told they’re casting for a gifted 10 or 11 year old girl right now who will win our hearts, seem older than her years and not cloying.

Schwarzman is on a roll with “The Imitation Game” last year, and is coming soon with “Gold” starring Matthew McConaughey and “Suburbicon” with George Clooney.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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