Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new trailer for the upcoming Ben Affleck sports drama “The Way Back,” highlighting the themes of hope, second chances and redemption.
From “The Accountant” director Gavin O’Connor, the movie tells the story of a troubled high school basketball coach (Affleck), who battles addiction and grief while also attempting to inspire and motivate his struggling team.
Reads the official film synopsis: “Jack Cunningham once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full university scholarship, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, Jack is spiraling down, triggered by an unspeakable loss, and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life.”
“When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, which has fallen far since his glory days, he reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself. As the boys start to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront the demons that have derailed him. But will it be enough to fill the void, heal the deep wounds of his past, and set him on the road to redemption?”
Hitting theaters on March 6, “The Way Back” also stars Al Madrigal (“Night School”), Michaela Watkins (“Casual”), Janina Gavankar (“True Blood”), and Glynn Turman (“Bumblebee”).
The new trailer begins with Jack walking on a basketball court. A young player says to him, “You know what my dad told me last night? He said you got a full ride to Kansas and you just quit. Why?”
Jack responds, “My father didn’t like me very much. And someone told him I was good at basketball, he paid a lot more attention to me. And I realized it wasn’t me he love, it was what I could do.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett